9780142437322

The Awakening and Selected Stories

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  • ISBN13:

    9780142437322

  • ISBN10:

    0142437328

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/4/2003
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Summary

Kate Chopin was one of the most individual and adventurous of nineteenth-century american writers, whose fiction explored new and often starting territory. When her most famous story, The Awakening, was first published in 1899, it stunned readers with its frank portrayal of the inner word of Edna Pontellier, and its daring criticisms of the limits of marriage and motherhood. From her first stories, Chopin was interested in independent characters who challenged convention.

Author Biography

Kate Chopin (1850–1904) was born in St. Louis. She moved to Louisiana where she wrote two novels and numerous stories. Because The Awakening was widely condemned, publication of Chopin’s third story collection was cancelled. The Awakening was rediscovered by scholars in the 1960s and 1970s and is her best-known work.


Sandra M. Gilbert teaches at the University of California, Davis.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Second Coming of an Aphroditep. 7
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 35
A Note on the Textp. 39
The Awakeningp. 43
Emancipation: A Life Fablep. 177
At the 'Cadian Ballp. 179
Desiree's Babyp. 189
La Belle Zoraidep. 195
At Cheniere Caminadap. 201
The Story of an Hourp. 213
Lilacsp. 216
Athenaisep. 229
A Pair of Silk Stockingsp. 262
Neg Creolp. 267
Elizabeth Stock's One Storyp. 274
The Storm: A Sequel to "The 'Cadian Ball"p. 281
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