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    The Very Rare First Edition of Kate Chopin's Feminist Cornerstone, The Awakening

    Kate Chopin. The Awakening. Chicago & New York: Herbert S. Stone & Company, 1899. First edition. Octavo. [4, blank], [iv], [305], [1, blank] pages. Publisher's green cloth, boards stamped in red and green, spine lettered in red. Rebacked, preserving the original spine, binding heavily browned and soiled, some rubbing and wear to binding, front board creased, front hinge cracked, text toned, foxed, with occasional thumbsoiling. Fair. Very rare in any condition.
    Due to the frank and open nature of this novel, the sexual and emotional awakening of a young woman, this book was condemned by the reviewers of the time. This reaction probably influenced the publisher to decline any further printings of this book. Since that time, it has become a classic, and is considered a precursor to modern American feminist writing.


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    October, 2014
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