The Awakening

The Awakening

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by Kate Chopin
     
 

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Chopin's depiction of a married woman, bound to her family and with no way to assert a fulfilling life of her own, has become a foundation for feminism and a classic account of gender crises in the late Victorian era.

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Chopin's depiction of a married woman, bound to her family and with no way to assert a fulfilling life of her own, has become a foundation for feminism and a classic account of gender crises in the late Victorian era.

Quotes from the book:

“Perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one's life.”

“The voice of the sea speaks to the soul.”

“The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. It is a sad spectacle to see the weaklings bruised, exhausted, fluttering back to earth.”

Readers' reviews:

“My favorite book of all time. Speaks something different to you every time you read it.” (Mrs. Cook, goodreads.com)

“It amazed me that this book was written in 1899. The story is as modern as today.” (Julie M., goodreads.com)

“Haunting and truly magnificent portrayal of women's constant search for true freedom.” (Jenn Marx, goodreads.com)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149632855
Publisher:
GoodBook
Publication date:
07/28/2014
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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