The Awakening

By: Kate Chopin

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"She grew daring and reckless. Overestimating her strength. She wanted to swim far out. Where no woman had swum before."

Title: The Awakening

Author Name: Kate Chopin

Categories: Fiction,

Publisher: Avon Books: 1972

ISBN Number: 0380002450

ISBN Number 13: 9780380002450

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 000233

Description: Novelist and short story writer Kate Chopin (1851-1904) was the first American woman to deal with women's roles as wives and mothers. The Awakening (1899), her most famous novel, concerns a woman, dissatisfied with her indifferent husband, who gives in to her desire for other men and commits adultery. This is a searing depiction of the religious and social pressures brought to bear on women who transgress restrictive Victorian codes of behavior.