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Publisher Description

Set in New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers around Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century South. The Awakening is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism.

The novel's blend of realistic narrative, incisive social commentary, and psychological complexity makes The Awakening a precursor of American modernism; it prefigures the works of American novelists such as William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway and echoes the works of contemporaries such as Edith Wharton and Henry James. It can also be considered among the first Southern works in a tradition that would culminate with the modern masterpieces of Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter, and Tennessee Williams.

GENRE
Classics
NARRATOR
JL
Jane Leclercq
LENGTH
05:05
hr min
RELEASED
2012
May 9
PUBLISHER
Trout Lake Media
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
245
MB

Customer Reviews

sophie12123 ,

Love her voice

Incredibly touching and beatiful reader.

Alonzo Quijana ,

Lousy Narration

I was obligated to read this for a college course. The content was teddiously uneventful, and the narration was a bad joke. Jane Leclercq didn't even try to make the voices sound American or even distinctive, much less masculine. At a price of $2.95, you'll get that for which you pay.

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