The Awakening by Kate Chopin audiobook

The Awakening

By Kate Chopin
Read by Alexandra O'Karma

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664439818

  • ISBN: 9781664547643

Runtime: 5.38 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The scandalous turn-of-the-century story follows 28-year-old Edna Pontellier, wife and mother, who one day awakens to the pangs of passion for the first time in her life. But societal restraints place limits on any kind of authentic expression of desire. Her final gesture is a defiant, desperate reach for freedom.

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Author Bio: Kate Chopin

Author Bio: Kate Chopin

Kate Chopin (1851–1901) was born Katherine O’Flaherty in St. Louis in 1851. She was a popular social belle, admired for her wit and beauty. In 1871 she married Oscar Chopin and lived in Louisiana until his sudden death in 1882. Chopin began writing about the Creole and Cajun people in the South, gaining acclaim for her finely crafted short stories. Upon publication in 1899, her now-classic novel The Awakening was widely condemned for its controversial themes, and Chopin was devastated by its harsh critical reception. She died in 1904, denied in her lifetime the recognition she desperately wanted and richly deserved.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 5.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English