The Awakening (Classic Reprint)

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The Awakening by Kate Chopin is a quintessential narrative on the independence and liberation of women. It celebrates womanhood in its many hues and provides an insight into the forward thinking author's ideas and reflections. Chopin treads through delicate issues like a pro with her masterful writing style. The title revolves around the main protagonist, Edna Pontellier and her transformation from the 'good wife' to sexually liberated and independent individual. In essence, The Awakening juxtaposes a rather traditional and restricted society with a woman questioning the very social fabric of her existence.

Chopin constructs her characters with élan whether it's the highly complicated and layered personality of Edna, the charming Robert Lebrun or the sexually charged Alcee Arobin. The plot thickens as Edna decides to let go of her mundane routine to find her own identity. She puts her marriage at stake to live her dream of an independent life. Yet, Chopin pulls away ever so slowly at the strings that hold the fragile balance in Edna's life leading to a climax that will leave the reader introspecting long after the book is finished.

The Awakening is hailed as a masterpiece on emancipation of women. Chopin skilfully draws out deep rooted human instincts and creates moments of suspended animation that will leave the reader rapt in anticipation of what is coming next. Using a formal tone, Chopin tells the tale of a woman who can be considered the epitome of freedom or seen in demeaning light depending on the reader's interpretation.

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This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Kate Chopin


Published Date - August 26 2019

ISBN - 9780331587630

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2 cm

Page Count - 312

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