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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. She eventually gives in to her desire for other men and commits adultery. It is a searing indictment of the religious and social pressures brought to bear on women who transgress restrictive Victorian codes of behavior.
KATE CHOPIN was born Katherine O’Flaherty in St. Louis, Missouri,on February 8, 1851. Following the death of her father, a warehouse worker and a director of the Pacific Railroad, in a train wreck when she was four, Kate was partly consoled by stories of old St. Louis told her by her French great-grandmother. These stories, and h...
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Title:The Awakening
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:182 pages, 8.4 X 5.4 X 0.4 in
Shipping dimensions:182 pages, 8.4 X 5.4 X 0.4 in
Published:October 1, 1996
Publisher:Prometheus
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781573920988

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