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The Awakening and Selected Stories - Community Reviews back

by Kate Chopin, Sandra M. Gilbert
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Lagniappe Literature
Lagniappe Literature rated it 4 years ago
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...
Edward
Edward rated it 5 years ago
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...
Fangirls Ahead!
Fangirls Ahead! rated it 6 years ago
It just didn't WORK for me. Don't get me wrong, they're beautiful stories, they just didn't work.
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 6 years ago
Interesting series of victorian short stories based on in New Orleans.
My sodding goodreads replacement (maybe)
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...
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it 8 years ago
Chopin is good shit. Kirs picked it up for me after finding with horror that I'd never read her; she has literally never steered me wrong with books, so it's hardly surprising. (I wish I could say I had the same track record with her. Sorry about Kavalier and Clay!)"The Awakening" makes an interesti...
Readin' and Dreamin'
Readin' and Dreamin' rated it 10 years ago
I loved this story for the beautiful writing and the intricate way of exploring the life of a tragic woman. I saw this as a tragic story, not as the example that feminists having been using it as for decades.The feminist themes are there, no doubt, but I don't think that Chopin intended it to be use...
Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it 11 years ago
I did not enjoy this story, and I did not see why Edna's life was so bad. I can understand feeling restricted, but I think Edna was a very selfish woman. If anything, she should have thought of her children. I am not here to say that women don't have existences outside of their marriages, their chi...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it 11 years ago
This is a short novel, published in 1899. It caused such a scandal that it was banned for decades afterward. The furor over this book was so upsetting to Kate Chopin that she gave up writing altogether. The story is about Mrs. Edna Pontellier, a Kentucky girl married to Leonce, a New Orleans Creo...
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it 12 years ago
Bought it because I lost my old copy in a fire. This edition also features eight short stories from Chopin, some of which I haven't read.
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