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Awakening

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ISBN-10: 0393960579

ISBN-13: 9780393960570

Edition: 2nd 1994 (Revised)

Authors: Kate Chopin, Margo Culley

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List price: $14.44
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
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…    

Margo Culley is Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is the editor of American Women's Autobiography: Fea(s)ts of Memory and A Day at a Time: Diary Literature of American Women, and co-editor of Women's Personal Narratives: Essays in Criticism and Pedagogy and Gendered Subjects: The Dynamics of Feminist Teaching. She teaches courses in American studies, women's studies, and ethnic studies.