Book Review of The Awakening

The Awakening
The Awakening
Author: Kate Chopin
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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First published in 1899, this novel broke new ground in its depiction of women's passions and moral relativism. Scandalous in its day, the story is another of those whose authors seemed unable to imagine that a woman might break with her husband and society's expectations and yet find a happier life. As usual, she ends badly.