The Awakening

The Awakening
The Awakening
By Kate Chopin
Description

An alternate cover edition exists here.She grew daring and reckless. Overestimating her strength. She wanted to swim far out. Where no woman had swum before.The Awakening was particularly controversial upon publication in 1899. Although the novel was never technically banned, it was censored. Chopin's novel was considered immoral not only for its comparatively frank depictions of female sexual desire but also for its depiction of a protagonist who chafed against social norms and established gender roles. The novel opens with the Pontellier family vacationing on Grand Isle at a resort on the Gulf of Mexico managed by Madame Lebrun and her two sons. With the summer vacation over, the Pontelliers return to New Orleans. Edna gradually reassesses her priorities and takes a more active role in her own happiness.

Details

Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: February 10, 1982
Pages: 190
Formats: Print