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Awakening (the novel)

The Awakening, by Kate Chopin, tells the story of a woman (Edna Pontellier) who abandons her old life of family, tradition and 1890s religious and societal constraints for love and sexual fulfillment with a younger man (Robert Lebrun). Far ahead of its time in subject matter, this novel caused quite a stir when it was published in 1899.

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PS1294 .C63

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Martin, Wendy (ed.). New Essays on The Awakening. 1988.

                        Call Number: PS1294 .C63 A6436 1988

  • Walker, Nancy (ed.). The Awakening: Complete Authoritative text with… 1993.

                       Call Number: PS1294 .C63 A6435 1993

  • Bloom, Harold (ed.). Kate Chopin’s The Awakening. 1999.

                        Call Number: PS1294 .C63 A6434 1999

  • Perry, Alice Hall. Critical Aessays on Kate Chopin. 1990

                       Call Number: PS1294 .C63 C75 1996

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Awakening (Keyword)
  • Chopin, Kate (Subject Keyword)

Reference Materials

  • Critical Survey of Long FictionCall Number: REF PN3321 .C75 2000

                  o   Vol. 2, pg. 635-37

  • Literature and Its TimesCall Number: REF PN50 .L574 1997

                  o   Vol. 3, pg. 15-20

  • Magill’s Survey of American LiteratureCall Number: REF PS21 .M34 2007

                  o   Vol. 1, pg. 463-64

  • Masterplots (Second Revised Edition)Call Number: REF PN44 .M33 1996

                  o   Vol. 1, pg. 446-49

  • Novels for StudentsCall Number: REF PN44 .N937

                  o   Vol. 3, pg. 45-67

  • Twentieth Century Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771 .G27

                  o   Vol. 5, pg. 141-61

                  o   Vol. 14, pg. 57, 59, 61-63, 65, 68-73, 76, 78-83

                  o   Vol. 127, pg. 3-230

Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.


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