The Awakening by Kate Chopin

First published in 1899, this novel shocked readers with its open sensuality and uninhibited treatment of marital infidelity. Poignant and lyrical, it tells the story of a New Orleans wife who attempts to find love outside a stifling marriage. Critics have praised it as a first-rate narrative and a forerunner of the modern novel. Newly available in this inexpensive edition, "The Awakening" offers modern readers superb characterization and an insightful portrait of a woman’s awakening to physical passion. New introductory note.

The 457th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 17th on The Best Southern Novels of All Time (Oxford American)
  2. - 50th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  3. - 83rd on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  4. - The Graphic Canon (Book)
  5. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (http://www.uhlibrary.net/pdf/college_board_recommended_books.pdf)
  6. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  7. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  8. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)

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The Awakening and Selected Short Fiction (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Paperback 423435 $4.76 $0.29 2005
The Awakening: And Other Stories (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 237214 $5.16 $1.75 2008
The Awakening and Selected Stories of Kate Chopin (Signet Classics) Mass Market Paperback 176352 $2.01 $0.25 1976
The Awakening (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback 2021 $2.50 $0.10 1993
The Awakening and Selected Short Stories Mass Market Paperback 101343 $1.50 $0.10 1985
The Awakening and Selected Short Stories Paperback 965605 $6.00 $1.94 2014
The Awakening and Selected Short Fiction (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (B&N Classics) Mass Market Paperback 706475 $1.12 $0.08 2003
Spark Notes The Awakening Paperback 639954 $57.25 $2.50 2002
The Awakening and Selected Short Stories Kindle Edition 473238 2017
The Story of an Hour & The Awakening: Includes MLA Style Citations for Scholarly Articles, Peer-Reviewed and Critical Essays (Squid Ink Classics) Paperback 949174 $8.31 $6.67 2015
The Awakening: Short Stories of Kate Chopin Paperback 268960 $7.50 $7.83 2014
Awakening (Wisehouse Classics - Original Authoritative Edition 1899) Hardcover 459316 $12.10 $10.32 2017
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