Awakening and Selected Short Fiction
Publish date: June 1st 2009
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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How have I NOT read this book?! I could read anything by Kate Chopin all the live long day. I just adore her writing. When I read her stories, something magical takes place and I'm instantly transported into the book. I can clearly smell and visualize everything she describes. I want to live in Chop...
Introduction: The Second Coming of Aphrodite, by Sandra M. GilbertSuggestions for Further ReadingA Note on the Text--The Awakening--Emancipation: A Life Fable--At the 'Cadian Ball--Désirée's Baby--La Belle Zoraïde--At Chênière Caminada--The Story of an Hour--Lilacs--Athénaïse--A Pair of Silk Stockin...
It just didn't WORK for me. Don't get me wrong, they're beautiful stories, they just didn't work.
Interesting series of victorian short stories based on in New Orleans.
More of a **1/2, really.I felt kind of the same way reading The Awakening as I did reading The Age of Innocence, wherein even though I certainly didn't envy the characters' lives, it was still hard to care about their problems when they remained so privileged in other ways. Not that they're not allo...
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