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.
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.