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The Awakening

Kate Chopin

Edna Pontellier is married, twenty-eight, and at a crossroads in her life. She is passionate and artistic but has no one who understands her deep yearnings. She jumps at the chance to spend a summer away from her husband and the heat of New Orleans at a small coastal retreat. Enveloped by a small circle of friends, she begins to throw off the strictures of the 1890s bourgeoisie. Stepwise, Edna renounces her obligations, takes a lover, and is propelled on a course that frees, consumes, and eventually destroys her. In what was to be her last novel, Kate Chopin shocked the audiences of her day by depicting a woman being fulfilled by throwing off the ties of marriage and children.

Edna Pontellier is married, twenty-eight, and at a crossroads in her life. She is passionate and artistic but has no one who understands her deep yearnings. She jumps at the chance to spend a summer away from her husband and the heat of New Orleans at a small coastal retreat. Enveloped by a small circle of friends, she begins to throw off the strictures of the 1890s bourgeoisie. Stepwise, Edna renounces her obligations, takes a lover, and is propelled on a course that frees, consumes, and eventually destroys her. In what was to be her last novel, Kate Chopin shocked the audiences of her day by depicting a woman being fulfilled by throwing off the ties of marriage and children.
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Edna Pontellier is married, twenty-eight, and at a crossroads in her life. She is passionate and artistic but has no one who understands her deep yearnings. She jumps at the chance to spend a summer away from her husband and the heat of New Orleans at a small coastal retreat. Enveloped by a small circle of friends, she begins to throw off the strictures of the 1890s bourgeoisie. Stepwise, Edna renounces her obligations, takes a lover, and is propelled on a course that frees, consumes, and eventually destroys her. In what was to be her last novel, Kate Chopin shocked the audiences of her day by depicting a woman being fulfilled by throwing off the ties of marriage and children.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Shelly Frasier

Length:

5h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:17


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:33


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:42


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:28