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Awakening

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ISBN-10: 0312446470

ISBN-13: 9780312446475

Edition: 2008

Authors: Kate Chopin, Sharon M. Harris

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Bedford College Editions reprint enduring literary works in a handsome, readable, and affordable format. The text of each work is lightly but helpfully annotated. Prepared by eminent scholars and teachers, the editorial matter in each volume includes a chronology of the life of the author; an illustrated introduction to the contexts and major issues of the text in its time and ours; an annotated bibliography for further reading (contexts, criticism, and Internet resources); and a concise glossary of literary terms.
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Book details

List price: $11.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 8/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Kate Chopin was born Katherine O'Flaherty in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 8, 1851, to Eliza Faris and Thomas O'Flaherty. Although she was brought up in a wealthy and socially elite Catholic family, Chopin's childhood was marred by tragedies. Her father was killed in a train accident when Chopin was just four years old, and in the following years she also lost her older brother, great-grandmother, and half-brother. In 1870, at the age of 19, she married Oscar Chopin, the son of a wealthy cotton-growing family in Louisiana. The couple had seven children together, five boys and two girls, before Oscar died of swamp fever in 1883. The following year, Chopin packed up her family and moved…