The Awakening

  • by Kate Chopin
  • Narrated by Shelly Frasier
  • 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Edna Pontellier is married, twenty-eight, and at the cross road of her life. She is passionate and artistic, but has no one who understands her deep yearnings. She jumps at the chance to spend a summer away from her husband and the heat of New Orleans at a small costal retreat.Here she is enveloped in a small circle of friends where she can begin to throw off the strictures and moirés of the 1890s bourgeoisie. Stepwise Edna renounces her obligations, takes a lover, and is propelled in a course that frees, consumes, and eventually destroys her.In what was to be her last novel, Kate Chopin shocked the readers of her day, by showing a woman fulfilled by throwing off the ties of marriage and children.

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What the Critics Say

"Interesting and timely...Chopin's oracular feminism and prophetic prophetic psychology almost outweigh her estimable literary talents." (Newsweek)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-08-2005
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio