by Kate Chopin
Publisher: H. S. Stone & company 1899
Number of pages: 303
The Awakening is a short novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. It so disturbed critics and the public that it was banished for decades afterward. This brief novel is widely considered to be a proto-feminist precursor to American modernism.
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