The Awakening (version 2)

Kate CHOPIN (1850 - 1904)

Kate Chopin's 1899 novella The Awakening is about the personal, sexual, and artistic awakening of a young wife and mother, Edna Pontellier. While on vacation at Grand Isle, an island in the Gulf of Mexico, Edna befriends the talented pianist Mlle. Reisz and the sympathetic Robert Lebrun, both of whom will influence her startling life choices. Chopin's novel created a scandal upon its original publication and effectively destroyed her writing career. Now, however, it is considered one of the finest American novels of the 19th century. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Genre(s): General Fiction, Published 1800 -1900

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 1 - Part 1 (Chapters 1-5) Elizabeth Klett
00:28:56
Play 02 2 - Part 2 (Chapters 6-10) Elizabeth Klett
00:43:34
Play 03 3 - Part 3 (Chapters 11-15) Elizabeth Klett
00:36:53
Play 04 4 - Part 4 (Chapters 16-20) Elizabeth Klett
00:38:38
Play 05 5 - Part 5 (Chapters 21-25) Elizabeth Klett
00:39:37
Play 06 6 - Part 6 (Chapters 26-30) Elizabeth Klett
00:31:53
Play 07 7 - Part 7 (Chapters 31-35) Elizabeth Klett
00:30:48
Play 08 8 - Part 8 (Chapters 36-39) Elizabeth Klett
00:27:26