About this book
New edition of the classic novel from 1899, which portrays a woman seeking a life beyond her role as wife and mother in Louisiana.
The Pontellier family are spending a hot, lazy holiday on the Gulf of Mexico. No-one expects that Edna Pontellier should be preoccupied with anything more than her husband and children. When an illicit summer romance awakens new ideas and longings in Edna, she can barely understand herself.