'The Awakening' shocked turn-of-the-century readers with its forthright treatment of sex and suicide. Departing 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 life are the themes of this now-classic novel.
This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition includes selected stories from Chopin's 'Bayou Folk' and 'A Night In Acadie'.
- Publication Date:
- 15 / 12 / 2000