9780393960570

The Awakening (Norton Critical Editions)

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    9780393960570

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    0393960579

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Textbook Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/17/1993
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

This Second Edition of a perennial favorite in the Norton Critical Edition series represents an extensive revision of its predecessor.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition ix
The Text of The Awakening 2(111)
Illustration: Page from Kate Chopin's Notebook: "A Solitary Soul"
2(1)
The Awakening
3(110)
Biographical and Historical Contexts 113(46)
Editor's Note: Bibliography
113(6)
Emily Toth
A New Biographical Approach
113(6)
Editor's Note: Contexts of The Awakening
119(40)
An Etiquette/Advice Book Sampler
122(9)
Duties of the Wife
122(1)
Avoid All Causes for Complaint
122(1)
Beware of Confidants
122(1)
Influence of Mothers
123(1)
Reception Days
123(1)
Rules for Summer Resorts
123(1)
Flirtation and Increasing Fastness of Manner
124(1)
Musicales
124(1)
The Street Manners of a Lady
125(1)
Places of Amusement
125(1)
Formal Dinner Parties
125(1)
Dress to Suit the Occasion
126(1)
Dress for Receiving Calls
126(1)
Carriage Dress
127(1)
The Full Dinner Dress
127(1)
Costumes for Country and Sea-side
127(1)
Bathing Dresses
128(3)
Fashion Plates from Harper's Bazar
131(6)
Mary L. Shaffter
Creole Women
137(2)
Wilbur Fisk Tillett
[Southern Womanhood]
139(5)
Dorothy Dix
Are Women Growing Selfish?
144(7)
The American Wife
146(1)
Summer Flirtations
147(1)
A Strike for Liberty
148(2)
Women and Suicide
150(1)
Charlotte Perkins Stetson (Gilman)
From Women and Economics
151(3)
Thorstein Veblen
[Conspicuous Consumption and the Servant-Wife]
154(5)
Criticism 159(162)
Editor's Note: History of the Criticism of The Awakening 159(2)
CONTEMPORARY REVIEWS
161(18)
From Book News (March 1899)
161(1)
From The Mirror (May 4, 1899)
162(1)
From the St. Louis Daily Globe-Democrat (May 13, 1899)
163(1)
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (May 20, 1899)
164(2)
From the Chicago Times-Herald (June 1, 1899)
166(1)
From The Outlook (June 3, 1899)
166(1)
From the Providence Sunday Journal (June 4, 1899)
166(1)
From the New Orleans Times-Democrat (June 18, 1899)
167(1)
From Public Opinion (June 22, 1899)
168(1)
From Literature (June 23, 1899)
168(1)
From the New York Times (June 24, 1899)
169(1)
From the Los Angeles Sunday Times (June 25, 1899)
169(1)
From the Pittsburgh Leader (July 8, 1899)
170(2)
From The Dial (August 1, 1899)
172(1)
From The Nation (August 3, 1899)
172(1)
From The Congregationalist (August 24, 1899)
173(1)
Letters from "Lady Janet Scammon Young" and "Dr. Dunrobin Thomson"
173(5)
Chopin's "Retraction"
178(1)
ESSAYS IN CRITICISM
179(142)
Percival Pollard
[The Unlikely Awakening of a Married Woman]
179(2)
Daniel S. Rankin
[Influences Upon the Novel]
181(3)
Cyrille Arnavon
[An American Madame Bovary]
184(4)
Kenneth Eble
[A Forgotten Novel]
188(5)
Marie Fletcher
[The Southern Woman in Fiction]
193(3)
Larzer Ziff
From The American 1890s
196(2)
George Arms
[Contrasting Forces in the Novel]
198(4)
Per Seyersted
[Kate Chopin and the American Realists]
202(6)
George M. Spangler
[The Ending of the Novel]
208(3)
John R. May
Local Color in The Awakening
211(6)
Lewis Leary
[Kate Chopin and Walt Whitman]
217(4)
Jules Chametzky
[Edna and the "Woman Question"]
221(1)
Donald A. Ringe
[Romantic Imagery]
222(5)
Ruth Sullivan
Stewart Smith
[Narrative Stance]
227(4)
Cynthia Griffin Wolff
[Thanatos and Eros]
231(10)
Suzanne Wolkenfeld
Edna's Suicide: The Problem of the One and the Many
241(6)
Margo Culley
Edna Pontellier: "A Solitary Soul"
247(5)
Nancy Walker
[Feminist or Naturalist?]
252(5)
Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
[Progression and Regression in Edna Pontellier]
257(6)
Paula A. Treichler
[Language and Ambiguity]
263(8)
Sandra M. Gilbert
[The Second Coming of Aphrodite]
271(11)
Lee R. Edwards
[Sexuality, Maternity, and Selfhood]
282(3)
Patricia S. Yaeger
[Language and Female Emancipation]
285(7)
Anna Shannon Elfenbein
[American Racial and Sexual Mythology]
292(7)
Helen Taylor
[Gender, Race, and Region]
299(10)
Elizabeth Ammons
[Women of Color in The Awakening]
309(2)
Elaine Showalter
[Chopin and American Women Writers]
311(10)
Kate Chopin: A Chronology 321(2)
Selected Bibliography 323

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