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The Awakening
by Kate Chopin

Published: 2013-12-29
Paperback : 132 pages
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'The Awakening' is now acknowledged as Kate Chopin's masterpiece, but on its publication in 1899 it received universally negative reviews. Chopin's sympathetic and frank portrayal of a woman trapped in an unsatisfying marriage and committing adultery was seen as simply too shocking for its ...
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'The Awakening' is now acknowledged as Kate Chopin's masterpiece, but on its publication in 1899 it received universally negative reviews. Chopin's sympathetic and frank portrayal of a woman trapped in an unsatisfying marriage and committing adultery was seen as simply too shocking for its time.

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I played a game with all of the words that I had to look up. The person who could give the most definitions won a prize.
by litimberlake (see profile) 12/11/12

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  "the awakening"by Carolynr (see profile) 05/17/16

the story of one woman's search for personal freedom. written in 1899 it was far ahead of its time and aroused a storm of controversy. I always have difficulty reading older books or classics. This one... (read more)

 
  "The Awakening"by juliemyszko (see profile) 06/23/13

 
  "Hard to Read...."by litimberlake (see profile) 12/11/12

So I would recommend it to book clubs only because there would be so much to discuss. This was a hard book to read. I had a list of at least 25 words that I had to look up just to make sense of what... (read more)

 
  " makes for a good discussion"by mindysauve (see profile) 01/03/12

The best thing about this book was that it was short and free on my kindle. It might make for interesting discussion,but overall it bored me to tears. The worst part was not even realizing... (read more)

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