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The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin, Mark Oxford

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Awakening and Selected Short Stories i Perhaps it is better to wake up after all even to suffer rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one s life i .

Kate Chopin was enjoying wide popularity as a writer mainly of short stories when her second novel i The Awakening i was published to widespread criticism of its immorality A wake up call to women all over the country this landmark novel of early American feminism tells of a Louisiana wife who discovers the strength of her own sexuality and tries to wrench it from the hands of a patriarchal society And just as Edna Pontellier is ostracized for trying to master her own sexual fate so did Chopin s reputation suffer after she wrote this book Today i The Awakening i is considered a masterpiece and along with Chopin s short stories has set a standard for younger generations of women who have learned to value their independence and authenticity .

Edited and with an Introduction by Barbara H Solomon and with a New Afterword by Roxane Gay

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Desiree's Baby, The Awakening and Selected Stories, Complete Novels and Stories, A Respectable Woman, At the 'Cadian Ball, The Storm, A Pair of Silk Stockings and Other Short Stories, The Awakening, A Pair of Silk Stockings, The Story of an Hour
From ruined Louisiana plantations to bustling cosmopolitan New Orleans Kate Chopin wrote with unflinching honesty about propriety and its strictures the illusions of love and the realities of marriage and the persistence of a past scarred by slavery and war Her stories of fiercely independent women culminating in her masterpiece The Awakening challenged contemporary mores as much by their sensuousness as their politics and today seem decades ahead of their time Now The Library of America collects all of Chopin s novels and stories as never before in one authoritative volume br The explosive novel At Fault centers on a love triangle between a strong willed young widow a stiff St Louis businessman and the man s alcoholic wife In the story collections Bayou Folk and A Night in Acadie Chopin transforms the local color sketch into taut perfectly calibrated tales of post Civil War bayou culture In The Awakening the now classic novel that scandalized many of her contemporaries and effectively ended her writing career Chopin tells the story of a restless unsatisfied woman who embarks on a quixotic search for fulfillment br The volume also includes all the stories not collected by Chopin including those meant for A Vocation and a Voice a projected volume that her publisher canceled in and three stories that were found in in a long lost cache of Chopin s papers, In these four stories Kate Chopin subtly captures the intricate interior lives of a generation of women From the famous proto feminist tale The Story of an Hour to the subtly sexy A Respectable Woman Chopin sheds light on the frustrations desires and dreams of her own era and their reverberations today Artist Gemma Correll s quirky illustrations provide a perfect modern counterpoint to Chopin s classic prose, Written with grace delicate humor and a keen understanding of the female psyche are portraits of black and white inhabitants of Louisiana s bayou and urban areas Includes A Night in Acadie A Respectable Woman The Dream of an Hour and the title story A masterful collection of Chopin s short stories, Kate Chopin was an American author of short stories and novels mostly with a Louisiana Creole background Today she is considered a forerunner of the feminist authors of the th century This powerful little story concerns a Southern gentleman who disowns his wife because he fears she has negro blood The truth makes for a dramatic ending