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The Awakening by Kate Chopin
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Apr 22, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: classics, historical, american-fiction, read-because-i-thought-i-should
Read in April, 2012

I finally read this book, Amy Lee! I'm glad I did. It treats the same subject as Madame Bovary and Anna Karina, but those books were written by men. Interesting how this book, written by an American woman, ended Chopin's career. I'm glad it was rediscovered in the sixties, sealing Chopin's literary reputation among very few other esteemed American women writers.

What did a woman of former days do when she realized she was trapped in marriage and motherhood? This book explores the subject with high style and is worth your time. It is a short book, barely a novella, so take time from your guilty pleasures and let this great writer deftly led you though this important life topic.
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Kate Chopin
“The voice of the sea speaks to the soul.”
Kate Chopin, The Awakening


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