The Awakening, by Kate Chopin was published in 1899, and Willa Cather called it a "Creole Bovary." The book was thought to be immoral and scandalous, with Edna Pontellier committing adultery and then suicide.
1. Chopin: Complete Novels and StoriesIn this volume, Library of America publishes the complete works of Chopin in one authoritative volume, including many previously uncollected stories.
2. The Awakening: A Norton Critical Edition
Margo Culley edits this Norton edition, which features the first edition of the novel (published by Herbert S. Stone in 1899). Culley offers useful annotations to Chopin's text, but you'll also find translation resources for some of the French phrases, along with details related to New Orleans locales, customs, and lore, the Bayou region, and Creole culture.