The Awakening

by Kate Chopin
$12.99

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE US

Publication Date: June 18, 2019

ISBN: 9781984854360

Binding: Paperback

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The Awakening shocked turn-of-the-century readers and reviewers with its treatment of sex and suicide. In a departure from literary convention, Kate Chopin failed to condemn her heroine's desire for an affair with the son of a Louisiana resort owner, whom she meets on vacation. The power of sensuality, the delusion of ecstatic love, and the solitude that accompanies the trappings of middle- and upper-class convention are themes of this now-classic novel.