The Awakening and Selected Short Stories, Kate Chopin

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When first published in 1899 the work received a mixed critical reception; praise for its outstanding writing style and condemnation for it's frank presentation of the limits of a woman's role and its sexual openness. At the time the book only had one printing. After it's rediscovery in 1969 the book has been praised for its treatment of issues facing women and its wonderful style.

All-time Classic.Published 1899. (183 Kb)
Women Writers...