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The Awakening

The Awakening


by Kate Chopin

The Awakening Resources

Movie or TV Productions

1982 Movie

The End of August is an independent film version of The Awakening.

1991 Movie

The Grand Isle is a film version of The Awakening, starring Kelly McGillis (from Top Gun) as Edna.

1998 Documentary

A Re-Awakening is a PBS documentary on Kate Chopin.


The Author

A photo of Kate Chopin as a young woman.

Kate Chopin, the Mother

This is a photo of Kate Chopin with her first four children, taken around 1877.


A poster of Kate Chopin with a photo and some biographical information.

Book Cover

A paperback book cover with an impressionist painting.

Book Cover

Another book cover with another painting.

The Original

The original 1899 book cover.

Book Cover

This one feature a caged bird.


Author Timeline

A chronology of key events in Kate Chopin’s life.

Chopin Links

A collection of Chopin’s works and links to other Chopin-related sites.

Digging Deeper

A list of excellent links for those looking to do in-depth academic research on Kate Chopin or The Awakening (includes a select list of criticism).


Keira Knightley as Edna

No, Keira Knightly didn't really star as Edna in The Awakening. This is just a fake trailer, but it's a pretty good one.

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