The Awakening

The Awakening

Kate Chopin

  • ISBN: 978-1-961368-07-1
  • First published: 1899
  • Publication date: 2018

"Passion’s necessity may be one of the lessons we can take from Chopin’s controversial text, but certainly it is not the only lesson. The novel emerged from obscurity like a different kind of storm: taking the literary world to new heights and awareness of what women writers could do." - Heather Ostman

Kate Chopin's 1899 novel tells the story of Edna Pontellier as she seeks to expand her life beyond the boundaries of Creole society and the restrictive expectations for wives and mothers. Called everything from "poison" to ""not altogether wholesome in its tendencies" upon publication, The Awakening is now recognized as a classic of feminist literature that also laid the stylistic foundation for modernist Southern fiction.

Foreword: Heather Ostman, PhD - President, Kate Chopin International Society

Cover: Jiwon Park - Graphic designer, educator, and social entrepreneur living and working in Austin and Seoul.