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The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin
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Dec 11, 08

bookshelves: i-blame-the-patriarchy, female-pen

"There would be no one to live for during those coming years; she would live for herself. There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow-creature. A kind intention or a cruel intention made the act seem no less a crime as she looked upon it in that brief moment of illumination."

Fantastic story that makes me, at least, appreciate even more the strides toward social equality and economic/political parity that women have achieved in the last century.
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message 1: by Meg (new) - rated it 5 stars

Meg Do you own this? If you do, can I borrow it?


Natalie Hmm, I might... I'm pretty sure I have a Kate Chopin collection around.

Oh! It's in my Norton Anthology of Women Writers. And you DEFINITELY want to borrow that.


message 3: by Meg (new) - rated it 5 stars

Meg ! Indeed I do.


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

I just read this on a recommendation from my boss' boss. It was surprisingly succinct and good.


Natalie Yeah, Kate's the gal.


Natalie :) You absolutely should read it! It's just a few pages long.


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