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Dangerous Desires

Advantages: good story, well written, short
Disadvantages: none

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last President of the Soviet Union, is often quoted with the sentence, “He who comes late is punished by life." Kate Chopin (1851 - 1904), author of The Awakening experienced after its publication: “She who comes early is punished b ...

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Ahead of her time

Advantages: Very readable, fascinating topic
Disadvantages: None

...Introduction A friend recently suggested that I read this book. I didn't really have any idea what it was about; finding out that it was about a woman trying to 'discover' herself in the late nineteenth century did not make it any more appealing. I was s ...

sunmeilan 16.05.2006 · Read full review
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Awaken your Imagination

Advantages: Very readable, great characters
Disadvantages: Its too short!

Kate Chopin's The Awakening was published in 1899 and follows the life of Edna Pontellier living in the Creole south around the end of the late 19th century. This work of fiction is very short, but extremely engaging. I studied this book on a course ent ...

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A tale of broken dreams and lost hopes.

Advantages: Sensually written and vividly described.
Disadvantages: For some reason, modern readers seem to struggle to understand the main character's motivations

...Mrs Edna Pontellier is securely married to a husband who spends most of his time somwhere else. She has money, children and nice holidays, and it is on one such summer vacation that we find her at the opening of the book. There is something missing in her ...

Bryn_Pearson 13.06.2001 · Read full review
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The background of The Awakening

Advantages: It makes you open up your heart and notice how lucky we are
Disadvantages: It is quite a sad book, but such a good read

The Awakening by Kate Chopin was written at the end of the nineteenth century. This was a time of tension between the older generation and the new generation and to follow the traditional, or the modern way of life. The times were slowly changing but stil ...

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