The Awakening and Other Short Stories

A collection of incisive, observant writings from an early American feminist

By Kate Chopin Read by Susie Berneis Classics / Fiction / Literary English, Unabridged 7h 10m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							One of the earliest feminist works in American literature, The Awakening tells the story of Edna Pontellier. Unsatisfied with societal expectations and unhappy with her family life, she begins to fall in love with the dapper Robert Lebrun. Lebrun's flirtations, along with the lifestyle of renown musician Mademoiselle Reisz, rejuvenates Edna's sense of freedom and independence. However, an affair with the womanizer Alcee Arobin provides Edna with a taste of the danger that comes from living outside of social convention. Trapped between the life she is expected to live and the one she longs to lead, Edna struggles to find happiness. 

Also included are eight of Chopin's most celebrated short stories: "A Pair of Silk Stockings," "A Reflection," "A Respectable Woman," "Beyond the Bayou," "Desiree's Baby," "Ma'ame Pelagie," "The Kiss," and "The Locket."