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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $14.00
  • September 2017
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-61731-3
  • 384 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide


The Awakening

Norton Critical Editions

Third Edition

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Kate Chopin (Author), Margo Culley (Editor, University of Massachusetts at Amherst)

 

“I have used the Norton Critical Editions since graduate school. As a teacher of high-school literature, I find them to be excellent resources for the study of various novels, plays, etc."—Brooke Gifford, Vincent Middle High School

This Norton Critical Edition includes:


• The annotated text of Kate Chopin’s modernist novel of marital infidelity, set in New Orleans and Grande Isle, Louisiana.
• A preface, a critical essay, and explanatory annotations by Margo Culley.
• Essays by acclaimed Chopin biographers Per Seyersted and Emily Toth, “An Etiquette/Advice Book Sampler” with selections from the conduct books of the period, and contemporary perspectives on womanhood, motherhood, and marriage.
• Forty-five reviews and interpretive essays on The Awakening spanning three centuries.
• A Chronology of Chopin’s life and work and an updated Selected Bibliography.

About the Series

Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts, and criticism—helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.

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Images

· An image of the original book cover
· A page from Chopin's notebook
· Two fashion plates

Essays Unique to This Volume

Two essays—

 Margo Culley's "Contexts of The Awakening" and "Edna Pontellier: 'A Solitary Soul'"—first appeared in earlier editions of this volume. 

Students save 25% on packages of two or more NCEs. 

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