Book Reviews of The Awakening

The Awakening
The Awakening
Author: Kate Chopin
ISBN-13: 9780486277868
ISBN-10: 0486277860
Pages: 128
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 116 ratings
Publisher: Dover Publications
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
Wonderful novel which explores the connection between gender roles, marriage, and self-fulfillment. Chopin catches the reader with her beautiful prose and never lets go. The surface story is memorable, yet the underlying themes are what makes this novel a true classic.

I highly recommend this book to those seeking a novel which keeps them on the edge of their seat...and allows them to ponder complexities about the roles of women and society.

Simply stunning.
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One of my absolute favorite novels ever, great story of a woman coming to terms with her life!
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One book which grew on me after several readings. This was considered a "scandal" back when it was written but today, the heroine would be called a "liberated woman." I didn't agree entirely with her actions, but I did love the imagery of the sea and the music.
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Wonderful book!!
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First published in 1899, it shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity.