"She was becoming herself, casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment." - Kate Chopin
This poignant quotation is from Chopin's beloved novel, "The Awakening,” and in our illustration, a woman slips off the words that once defined her. Kate Chopin was a feminist before her time. “The Awakening," which was published in 1899, was controversial and considered a failure. It wasn’t until the 1970s feminist movement that it became more widely read and recognized as a pioneering work in women’s literature.
This original illustration is printed on premium, heavy archival paper and ships in a protective sleeve with information about the print and our studio on the back. Our art prints make great literary gifts for book lovers and art lovers alike.