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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by George Meredith
A young woman is forced by conscience to become inappropriately engaged to a far older man, who threatens to reveal the secret that her father was previously a deserter. Although written in 1877, Meredith had started the story 15 years prior.
by Jackson Gregory - C. Scribner's Sons
This is the story of a strong man's struggle against savage nature and humanity, and of a beautiful girl's regeneration from a spoiled child of wealth into a courageous strong-willed woman. The book was first published in 1922.
by Andreas Latzko - ManyBooks
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by John Bishop - Smashwords
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