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Cover of: The Awakening | Kate Chopin
About the Book

The Awakening, originally titled A Solitary Soul, is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the nineteenth century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century South. It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism, generating mixed reaction from contemporary readers and criticism. The novel's blend of realistic narrative, incisive social commentary, and psychological complexity makes The Awakening a precursor of American modernist literature; it prefigures the works of American novelists such as William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway and echoes the works of contemporaries such as Edith Wharton and Henry James. It can also be considered among the first Southern works in a tradition that would culminate with the modern masterpieces of Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter, and Tennessee Williams

51 editions First published in 1899

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The Awakening
2009, The Floating Press
E-book in English
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The awakening
2008, Bedford/St. Martin's
in English
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The Awakening
June 28, 2007, NuVision Publications
Paperback in English
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The Awakening: and Other Stories
February 5, 2007, Waking Lion Press
Paperback in English
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The Awakening [EasyRead Large Edition]
October 1, 2006, ReadHowYouWant.com
Paperback in English - Lrg edition
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The Awakening [EasyRead Comfort Edition]
October 1, 2006, ReadHowYouWant.com
Paperback in English
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The Awakening (Unabridged Classics)
April 1, 2005, Tantor Media
MP3 CD in English - MP3 Una edition
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The Awakening
July 2005, Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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The Awakening (Unabridged Classics)
April 1, 2005, Tantor Media
Audio CD in English
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The Awakening: And Beyond the Bayou
January 1, 2005, Tantor Media
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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The Awakening
July 2005, Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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The Awakening
July 15, 2005, Blackstone Audiobooks
MP3 CD in English - MP3 Una edition
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The Awakening
June 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
Paperback in English
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The Awakening
2003, Random House Publishing Group
E-book in English
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The Awakening
July 2002, W W Norton & Co Inc (Np)
in English
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The Awakening
February 26, 2002, Prentice-Hall
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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The Awakening
February 26, 2002, Prentice-Hall
in English
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The Awakening
June 2000, Cyber Classics
Paperback - Largeprint edition
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The Awakening
October 2000, Cyber Classics Inc
Paperback - Largeprint edition
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The awakening
1998, Pocket Books
in English
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The awakening
1997, Barnes & Noble Books
in English
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The awakening
1996, Prometheus Books
in English
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The awakening
1996, Simon & Schuster Editions
in English
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The awakening
1996, G.K. Hall
in English
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The awakening
1996, Modern Library
in English
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The awakening
1995, Riverhead Books
in English - 1st Riverhead ed.
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The awakening
1993, Dover
Texte imprimé in English
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Przebudzenie
1992, COMFORT Oficyna Wydawnicza
in Polish
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The awakening: a solitary soul
1992, David Campbell
in English
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The awakening: a solitary soul
1992, Knopf, Distributed by Random House
in English
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The Awakening
August 1990, Recorded Books
Audio Cassette
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The Awakening
May 1988, Reprint Services Corp
Hardcover
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The awakening: and selected stories
1986, Penguin
in English
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The Awakening
April 1, 1985, Bantam Classics
Paperback in English
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Awakening
November 1981, Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback in English
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Awakening
June 1981, Recorded Books
Audio Cassette
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The awakening
1978, Women's Press
in English
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The awakening
1976, Norton
in English - 1st ed.
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The awakening
1976, Norton
in English - 1st ed.
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The awakening
1972, Avon
in English
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The awakening
1964, Capricorn Books
in English
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The awakening
1964, Capricorn Books
in English
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The awakening
1906, Duffield & company
in English
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The awakening
1899, H.S. Stone & Company
Microform in English
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The awakening
1899, H. S. Stone & Company
in English
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The Awakening
1899, H. S. Stone & company
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