The Awakening (Diversion Classics)
Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms.
In this stunning work of early feminist literature, New Orleans housewife Edna Pontellier attempts to balance motherhood and femininity in a society that stifles women. As she navigates a world of social contracts and expectations while trying to remain true to her desires, Edna becomes increasingly isolated. One of the American South's first defining novels, THE AWAKENING is a heart-wrenching portrait of a woman struggling with her own identity.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RealLifeReading - LibraryThing
I once tried to read this book, quite some years ago, when I wasn't ready for it and I didn't finish it. But today, many years older (and hopefully wiser), I finally understood it. And it was ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bcrowl399 - LibraryThing
This was somewhat difficult to read, mainly because of the writing style of the time period, I think. I was overly dramatic. There were some lovely passages of description and I understood the point of the story, but the style was a little clumsy. Read full review