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Awakening

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ISBN-10: 1935554123

ISBN-13: 9781935554127

Edition: 2010

Authors: Kate Chopin

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A recognised classic of 19th century literature, 'The Awakening' caused a scandal on first publication for its powerful portrayal of one woman's fight for independence from the stultifying norms of wifedom and motherhood.
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Book details

List price: $13.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication date: 8/31/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 214
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
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…