The Awakening


Author: Kate Chopin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486110524
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
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First published in 1899, this controversial novel of a New Orleans wife's search for love outside a stifling marriage shocked readers. Today, it remains a first-rate narrative with superb characterization. New introductory Note.

The Awakening


Author: Kate Chopin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Adultery
Page: 303
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The Awakening

And Other Stories
Author: Kate Chopin,Pamela Knights
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199536945
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
View: 9783
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When Edna Pontellier becomes enamored with Robert LeBrun while on vacation, the wife and mother realizes the full force of her desire for love and freedom, in a text that includes thirty-two additional short stories by the author.

The Awakening

A Novel of Beginnings
Author: Joyce Dyer
Publisher: Twayne Pub
ISBN: 9780805783827
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 147
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A companion to Kate Chopin's novel "The Awakening" offers information on the historical context of the novel, key themes and concepts, critical reception, and a chronology

New Essays on The Awakening


Author: Wendy Martin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521314459
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 152
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A collection of essays on Kate Chopin's novel, The Awakening.

The Awakening


Author: Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0385667590
Category: Magic
Page: 368
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Book II in the Darkest Powers trilogy takes us deeper into a world where the supernatural intrudes on the everyday with riveting effect. If you had met me a few weeks ago, you probably would have described me as an average teenage girl – someone normal. Now my life has changed forever and I’m as far away from normal as it gets. A living science experiment – not only can I see ghosts, but I was genetically altered by a group of people who call themselves The Edison Group. What does that mean? For starters, I’m a teenage necromancer whose powers are out of control: I raise the dead without even trying. Trust me, that is not a power you want to have. Ever. I’m running for my life with three of my supernatural friends – a charming sorcerer, a cynical werewolf, and a disgruntled witch – and we have to find someone who can help us gain our freedom back before The Edison Group finds us first. Or die trying.

CliffsComplete The Awakening


Author: Kate Chopin
Publisher: Cliffs Notes
ISBN: 9780764587283
Category: Fiction
Page: 216
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In the CliffsComplete guides, the novel's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature. CliffsComplete The Awakening offers insight and information into a work considered scandalous when it arrived from the turn-of-the-20th-century presses. Every generation since has been able to identify with some social or thematic aspect of the novel. Discover what happens to this heroine who found her husband dull, married life dreary and confining, and motherhood to be bondage — and save valuable studying time — all at once. Enhance your reading of The Awakening with these additional features: A summary and insightful commentary for each chapter Bibliography and historical background on the author, Kate Chopin A look at late-19th-century intellect, religion, politics, and society Coverage of Chopin's career and reaction to the novel A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Review questions, a quiz, discussion guide, and activity ideas A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Web sites Streamline your literature study with all-in-one help from CliffsComplete guides!

The Awakening by Kate Chopin


Author: Kate Chopin
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781493598984
Category: Fiction
Page: 140
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The classic book, The Awakening by Kate Chopin! There's a reason why The Awakening is one of the best books of all time. If you haven't read this classic, then you'd better pick up a copy of The Awakening by Kate Chopin today!

Kate Chopin: The Awakening - Edna ́s suicide: The Awakening to inner freedom


Author: Nicola Dürr
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638269124
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 8
View: 1998
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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7 (A-), University of Freiburg (English Seminar), course: Seminar, language: English, abstract: In this research paper I will analyse the main character of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, Edna Pontellier, and discuss reasons for her suicide. Edna step by step relieves herself from the obligations of her surrounding and undergoes a development that leads to new strength and independence. However, Edna never succeeds in reaching full individuality and goes the only possible way: she commits suicide. The novel gives several hints that lead to the conclusion that Edna’s suicide is an act of liberalization. Edna is surrounded by a society she cannot identify with and does not want to be part of. The role of the woman in the 19 th century was clearly limited to being a mother and wife. Edna does not feel satisfied with this life, as she desires to make her own rules and decisions. During her awakening, she brakes free from the social conventions and tries to lead an independent life. Yet although Edna begins to be independent, the only way she can complete her intention is to commit suicide.

The Awakening and Selected Short Stories


Author: Kate Chopin
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1613102992
Category:
Page: 296
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WHEN IT FIRST APPEARED IN 1899, THE AWAKENING WAS GREETED WITH CRIES OF OUTRAGE. THE NOVEL'S FRANK PORTRAYAL OF A WOMAN'S EMOTIONAL, INTELLECTUAL, AND SEXUAL AWAKENING SHOCKED THE SENSIBILITIES OF THE TIME AND DESTROYED THE AUTHOR'S REPUTATION AND CAREER.

Kate Chopin's The Awakening

A Sourcebook
Author: Janet Beer,Elizabeth Nolan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415238205
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 163
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Damned upon publication for engaging with the taboo issues of female sexuality and infidelity, Kate Chopin's The Awakening (1899) is now hailed as a key early feminist text and an important work of American literature. This sourcebook combines accessible commentary with reprinted documents to provide the ideal introduction to this widely debated novel. The editors offer: * extensive coverage of the contexts to the work, including biographical information on Chopin and the social and historical backgrounds to her writing * an outline of the critical reception of the novel from the early reviews to contemporary debates, and extracts from influential essays * selected chapters of the original text, reproduced with extensive commentary on key issues and suggestions on links with contextual and critical materials * a guide to further reading, ideal for extended independent study. Providing all the tools for engaged, informed individual analysis of the text, this sourcebook will greatly enrich any reading of The Awakening. It is an essential starting point for students of American literature and women's writing, or for anyone fascinated by Chopin's controversial work.

Kate Chopin’s “Edna” in "The Awakening"

The involvement of role models in Edna’s failure to find a place in society
Author: Franziska Müller
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656235279
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 13
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Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Heidelberg (Anglistisches Seminar), language: English, abstract: 1. Introduction Kate Chopin‟s the Awakening and especially its ending has been interpreted primarily in two different ways: There are those who believe that the ending, Edna‟s suicide, is Edna‟s final awakening (among them inter alia Rosowski, cf. “The Novel of Awakening.” p.47) and there are those who argue that the ending is Edna‟s final realization of her failure to find a place in society (for example Lattin, cf. “Childbirth and Motherhood.” p.44; Solomon cf. “Characters as Foils to Edna.” p.119). But beyond these contrasting angles of interpretation, there is one common belief: The Awakening is Edna‟s struggle to find her own identity, her genuine place in society or, in short, herself: One of these days [...] I‟m going to pull myself together for a while and think  try to determine what character of a woman I am; for, candidly, I don‟t know. By all the codes which I am acquainted with, I am a devilishly wicked specimen of the sex. But some way I can‟t convince myself that I am. I must think about it. (p.103) As the figures of Adèle Ratignolle and Mlle. Reisz show, it is, after all, possible for women to find an identity of their own. Patricia Hopkins Lattin and Deborah E. Parker have argued that these two women serve as role models for Edna. But both Lattin and Parker fail to give a role model-based explanation of Edna‟s failure to find her place in society. The question that shall be examined in the following is therefore the contribution of Edna‟s role models to her failure. It shall be analyzed why Edna, unlike Adèle and Mlle. Reisz, does not succeed in finding her place in society, and why she also does not succeed to model herself on Adèle or Reisz. In order to answer this question, especially the differences between Edna and each of her role-models shall be examined. Since many research papers have argued that Adèle Ratignolle and Mlle. Reisz serve as Edna`s role models, this view will not be verified in the following. First of all, Edna‟s relationship with Adèle and, afterwards, with Mlle. Reisz will be examined. It will be analyzed to what degree Edna imitates these role models. By doing so, the discrepancies between the characters of Edna and Adèle Ratignolle and Edna and Mlle. Reisz will be presented, and it will be examined to what degree Edna would be able to lead the same life as her role models do. The last task will be to point out to what extend it is due to these role models that Edna fails to find her place in society.

The Awakening - Literary Touchstone


Author: Kate Chopin
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc
ISBN: 9781580495820
Category: Adultery
Page: 168
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and reader?s notes to help the modern reader contend with Kate Chopin's themes and language. As the title suggests, The Awakening, published in 1899, tells the story of one woman?s emergence from the conventional Victorian role of wife and mother to face the social consequences of seeking personal fulfillment. More than a mere argument in support of freedom and equality for women, it is a compelling depiction of the subtle burdens that had been traditionally borne by women and the awareness that perhaps there are options.

The Awakening


Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438114397
Category: New Orleans (La.)
Page: 90
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Discusses the writing of The awakening by Kate Chopin. Includes critical essays on the work and a brief biography of the author.

The Awakening

Book One
Author: J. R. Hastey
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539633297
Category:
Page: 192
View: 1996
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Life long friends, Eric Summers and Collin Grainger, have always led a pretty simple life. Eric has always stood in the shadows while Collin was the center of attention. Their lives are about to be flipped upside down, when they head off to college to embark on a new adventure. Something tragic happens to the boys, that brings out an ability that has laid in dormancy. As their new abilities begin to manifest, they find out that they may be more than just friends. Sparks fly as they try to figure out how they truly feel about one another and Collin becomes more distant with Eric, as he now has to deal with not being the center of attention, while Eric has to overcome his fears and deal with the fact that he was born to lead. Can Eric step out of the shadows and make the two worlds balance as one? Can Collin deal with the fact that he is no longer the center of attention and has to be in Eric's shadow for once? Follow along as Eric tells his story of love, friendship, and overwhelming fears. Find out if Eric will choose to lead his people into the light and risk losing his one true love or will he choose Collin and leave his people to perish under the rule of the malefic group, who are trying to destroy all those that stand against them.

The Awakening


Author: Heather Graham
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 1420132903
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Combining chilling suspense, hot sensuality and compelling vampire mythology Heather Graham's classic 'Alliance Vampires' series will keep paranormal romance readers riveted.

The Awakening

Study Guide
Author: Total Class Notes
Publisher: Total Class Notes
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 25
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Don't want to read the actual book? Tired of reading super long reviews? This new study guide is perfect for you!! This study guide provides a short and concise review guide of The Awakening by Kate Chopin. The guide includes: · A short summary of the entire novel · The major themes and their relationship to the storyline · A character guide with brief details on each role · Bullet-point chapter reviews that go into more detail than the book summary · A few potential essay topics with possible answers. All of this in-depth study guide is designed to make studying more efficient and fun. Stay tuned for our upcoming updates that will include additional quiz questions, audio guides and more tools that will help you easily learn and prepare for school. Need help or have suggestions for us? Email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. @TheTotalGroup

The Awakening and Selected Stories of Kate Chopin


Author: Kate Chopin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451685416
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. When The Awakening was first published in 1899, critical outcry proved so vociferous that the novel was banned for decades. Now praised as a classic of early feminist literature, Kate Chopin’s final work rejects conventional female roles and celebrates a woman’s journey towards self-awareness. As the heroine, Edna Pontellier, awakens to her own desires, she begins to question her ideas about marriage, motherhood, society, art, and the nature of love itself. A milestone in American fiction, The Awakening is an unforgettably poignant novel of self-discovery that has inspired generations of readers. Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author’s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research. Read with confidence.

The Awakening


Author: Donna Boyd
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307416887
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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It was supposed to be a time for healing. But it soon turned to horror. Paul and Penny Mason are spending the summer at the family lake house with their troubled, teenage daughter, Elsie, in a last-ditch effort to save their crumbling marriage. But the tension between them only thickens when they arrive at their once-idyllic summer home, a place that now feels eerily cold and darkly foreboding. It quickly becomes clear that all is not right. Penny is plagued by horrific, recurring nightmares. Paul and Elsie are surprised by the curious appearance of a sad, strange woman—a woman who purports to know them, but who calls them by names that are not their own. The mystery only deepens when they discover an antique box in the house. Inside is a photo of the woman, alive in a distant past. Who is she? And what is the source of the seeping, chilly discomfort that has suddenly settled over the family? The answer lies within Penny’s disturbing dreams and Elsie’s fragile emotional state—and when long-buried secrets reveal themselves, it will be the most frightening day of their lives. . . .

Consulting Edna: The Role of Doctor Mandelet in Kate Chopin’s 'The Awakening'


Author: Johannes Steffens
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 363803898X
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 8
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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (English Department), course: Engl 373 Southern American Literature, 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper deals with the role of Doctor Mandelet in Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening. I argue that Mandelet is a mixed character – understanding and at the same time misunderstanding Edna Pontellier’s predicament – who portrayed therefore rather ambiguously. Although Chopin is critical of Mandelet and the other male characters in her novel and characterizes them at times negatively, Chopin also reveals that their inability to comprehend Edna’s inner life and her transformation in the course of the novel is not inherent. Rather, Edna’s men are victims of their circumstances and – to use a Naturalist notion – are controlled by outside forces beyond their control.