In 1899 Kate Chopin stunned the literary world with the publication of The Awakening, her tale of a woman who seeks personal fulfillment in a relationship outside of her tradition-bound marriage and household. Controversial in its day, Chopin’s pioneering novel served as a touchstone for many modernist works published in its wake and is regarded a landmark work of feminist literature. This collection of Chopin’s fiction features the full novel and a selection of her short stories steeped in the local color of her native Louisiana.
The Awakening and Other Stories is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in exquisitely designed foil-stamped binding, with distinctive colored edging and a silk-ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for any home library.