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The Awakening (Norton Critical Editions) - Kate Chopin, Margo Culley
The Awakening (Norton Critical Editions)
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This Second Edition of a perennial favorite in the Norton Critical Edition series represents an extensive revision of its predecessor.The text is that of the first edition of the novel, published by Herbert S. Stone in 1899. It has been annotated by the editor and includes translations of French... show more
This Second Edition of a perennial favorite in the Norton Critical Edition series represents an extensive revision of its predecessor.The text is that of the first edition of the novel, published by Herbert S. Stone in 1899. It has been annotated by the editor and includes translations of French phrases and information about New Orleans locales, customs, and lore, the Bayou region, and Creole culture. "Bibliographical and Historical Contexts", expanded and introduced by a new Editor’s Note, presents biographical, historical, and cultural documents contemporary with the novel’s publication. Included are a biographical essay by the acclaimed Chopin biographer Emily Toth, "An Etiquette/Advice Book Sampler" with selections from the conduct books of the period in which Chopin lived and wrote, and period fashion plates from Harper’s Bazar. A comprehensive "Criticism" section, introduced by a new Editor’s Note, contains expanded selections from hard-to-find contemporary reviews of the novel; two letters of mysterious origin written in response to the novel; and Chopin’s "Retraction," which followed The Awakening’s negative reception. These are followed by twenty-seven interpretive essays, twelve of them new to the Second Edition, that provide a variety of perspectives on The Awakening, including essays by Cynthia Griffin Wolff, Nancy Walker, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Paula A. Treichler, Sandra M. Gilbert, Lee R. Edwards, Patricia S. Yaeger, Elizabeth Ammons, and Elaine Showalter. A Chronology of Chopin’s life and an updated Selected Bibliography are also included.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780393960570 (0393960579)
ASIN: 393960579
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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MadgeWhitlin
MadgeWhitlin rated it
4.0 The Awakening
Huh... I'm not sure how I feel about this one right now, but I'm a bit concerned with how much I related to Edna. Minus the loveless marriage, because I do love my husband and he loves me, and I'm not really worried I'll find my own "Robert," because I don't need one. I actually didn't really know w...
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it
3.0 The Awakening
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
2.0 The Awakening
I know this is suppose to be a huge book for feminism, but I didn't like it. She just seems so unsatisfied in every situation. I don't know why she became a mother in the first place, and I think committing suicide because you want to have an affair with someone that won't adjust their morals is p...
nente
nente rated it
2.0 The Awakening
Read this just to mark it with a cross, and it really does not deserve more these days. I have nothing against the feminist message in here (which, by the way, is not "sleep with whoever you want", but rather "a woman can be a fulfilled personality without marriage and must not be hurried into marry...
evanjclark
evanjclark rated it
5.0 Basic Humanity 101
There are a few books all authors should read, and a few that all humans should read, whether a reader or writer. The Awakening falls into the second category. I've read this book 4 times now, twice for Literature courses, once for my own entertainment, but the first time was as a requirement to g...
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