The Awakening

Novel by Kate Chopin

Blurb

This story of a woman's struggle with oppressive social structures received much public contempt at its first release; put aside because of initial controversy, the novel gained popularity in the 1960's, some six decades after its first publication, and has since remained a favorite of many readers. Chopin's depiction of a married woman, bound to her family and with no way to assert a fulfilling life of her own, has become a foundationfor feminism and a classic account of gender crises in the late Victorian era.

First Published

1899

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