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The Awakening
The Awakening | Kate Chopin
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breng_pbs
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Mehso-so

Kate Chopin can write some really depressing stuff ngl

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TH3F4LC0N
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Wanna give a shoutout to Kate Chopin, whose 172nd birthday it is today! She was a real renegade, saying things so far ahead of her time that it killed her career, but she‘s so important for that. For those who don‘t know, The Awakening is my 4th favorite book of all time, & one that had an immense impact on me as a person. If you wanna hear my thoughts on it, check out my discussion at:

https://youtu.be/KcOP7NfbchA

And happy birthday, Kate! 🥳

Chrissyreadit Yes- it had an impact on me as well. She knew how to share the conditions facing women in a way that said the Patriarchy is literally killing us. 3mo
TH3F4LC0N @Chrissyreadit Indeed! The ending of The Awakening always gets me! 😭😭😭 3mo
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I did not like this book. Edna is unlikeable and while I can acknowledge the literary merit of this book given the time it was released I would give this book a 2/10

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Susanita
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I don‘t have a bookmark with #food on it so here‘s some yogurt and a bookmark from the lovely @BarbaraTheBibliophage

I was concerned that I had lost this bookmark because it wasn‘t with the rest of them, but I found it in use in a book! (Not the tagged book)

#fortheloveofbookmarks

Ruthiella I‘ve found a few left in books too as I hunt them down for the prompts! 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Aww, I‘ve seen those!! Thanks for the shout out! 💕 8mo
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DebinHawaii
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#QuotsyJul21 #tumult

Someday I will actually read this…😉

“But the beginning of things, of a world especially, is necessarily vague, chaotic, and exceedingly disturbing. How few of us ever emerge from such beginning! How many souls perish in its tumult!”

TK-421 It‘s on my tbr too 10mo
LeahBergen I read it and thought it was wonderful. I think you‘ll like it! 😊 10mo
DebinHawaii @LeahBergen Good to hear!🤗 10mo
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vivastory
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Although I don't own any of them (yet) the designs for Penguin Vitae are easily my favorite new Penguin editions in years. I just can't decide which one to buy, because not only are they great designs, but it's a fantastic lineup of authors.
#pink #curiouscovers @eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Gorgeous 💗🌸👏🏻 11mo
KathyWheeler They are definitely great covers. I bought Passing because I liked the cover and wanted to read it, but I didn‘t know it was part of an entire imprint. 11mo
Johanna414 Beautiful!! 11mo
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vivastory @KathyWheeler I've *almost* bought Passing so many times. I probably will get it. It's one of my fave books of the yr. I also love the Shirley Jackson & Yellow Wallpaper. I just looked at their site & the design for Zamyatin's We is jaw dropping IMO 11mo
Leftcoastzen Wow, pretty! 11mo
Jas16 A couple of these are at the top of my wish list n 11mo
LeahBergen I have Passing. They‘re such lovely editions! 11mo
Kimberlone Pretty 😍 11mo
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CrowCAH
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#WindsOfMarch #Awakening

A woman reflects on her life and has an awakening of sorts. Doesn‘t end well with the course of action she decides to take.

Eggs Brilliant 👏🏻👏🏻 14mo
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"She was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world."

tdrosebud This is a beautiful picture. 1y
Tera66 Wow, lovely and I love this quote.💖 1y
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Emmybird01
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Mehso-so

3/5 for this one. I was mad throughout most of this book. The way women are treated is just awful. I know that this is for some but not for me.

TheBookHippie I yelled at it. Helped a lot 😬😩 1y
Emmybird01 @TheBookHippie Oh I wanted to! Lol 1y
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Published in 1899, The Awakening is about a privileged yet unhappy mother/wife who develops feelings for other men. It is somewhat similar to Madame Bovary but I think Kate Chopin captured the psyche of her protagonist a bit better.

AvidReader25 You‘re right, I thought this one was so much better than Madame. 1y
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Finally starting my first book for the podcast!!

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I-wouldnt-give-up-myself
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“I would give up the unessential; I would give my money, I would give my life for my children, but I wouldn‘t give myself. I can‘t make it more clear; it‘s only something which I am beginning to comprehend, which is revealing itself to me.”

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ninergrl6
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I‘m SO EXCITED to be teaching one of my favorite books again after a 10 year hiatus. Finally something GOOD about this school year! Another female teacher convinced the males to read/teach it even though I‘ve been suggesting it for over 20 years 🤦🏻‍♀️ I gave students some brief background info & asked them what they expect from the book. One wrote, “That it will be mildly inappropriate but well written.” 🤔 #teachersoflitsy #feministclassic

kspenmoll Happy for you! 2y
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GreenGrl87
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These #3books are some of my favorite banned books that I‘ve read.

staci.reads ❤ all three! Great choices! 2y
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saritaroth
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Mehso-so

I read this book at my seventeen-year-old son's urging; he didn't really like it, but he thought I should read it anyway. It is about Edna Pontellier, an oppressed housewife who falls in love with a Creole man named Robert LeBrun. LeBrun ends up abandoning Edna twice, causing her to fall into the depths of despair. It kept my interest, although not obsessively so.

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madams421
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Spell Your State in Books: INDIANA
This week our brave, angry community in Indianapolis has stood up for justice and I hope to support however I can. Standing in solidarity. Looking to educate myself more - if you have recommendations for books to read during this time to diversify my understanding of stories, please share! Here are some books I collected to spell the name of our state - what would you choose?
#bookstacks #statenamechallenge

BiblioLitten The tagged book is an old favourite. 💙 2y
madams421 @BiblioLitten I wrote my senior thesis on it in college and have loved it ever since ❤️ 2y
CoffeeNBooks The Awakening is one of my absolute favorite books! 2y
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Jennaree3
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One of my favorites. Some people dislike the ambiguous ending but I found it refreshing. It lets the reader decide what it all means.

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readordierachel
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#7days7books that left a deep impression
Day 7

Feel like sharing some of yours @BiblioLitten ?

BiblioLitten I don‘t think I‘ll ever forget the ending of this book. 💙 2y
batsy Great pick. 2y
Tanisha_A Fabulous cover. Stacked. 2y
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youneverarrived Love this cover 😍 2y
AvidReader25 I love this book, but I haven‘t seen this gorgeous cover yet! 2y
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sillysoph
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An amazing book that everyone should read-- it's okay to not want what everyone said will make you happy.

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catiewithac
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Welcome to Litsy @sillysoph ! I recommend you check out some hashtags like #litsylove ❤️ @LitsyHappenings is a good one to follow to keep up with book swaps and #buddyreads ! And of course #bookspin 🤓🤩🥳

Birdsong28 Welcome to Litsy @sillysoph 🎉🎊 2y
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Cinfhen Thanks for thinking of me @Birdsong28 💜and welcome @sillysoph 2y
Schnoebs Welcome @sillysoph 🎉🎉🎉 2y
Cupcake12 Welcome to Litsy 2y
DHill Welcome to Litsy @sillysoph 2y
TheAromaofBooks Aww, thanks for recommending #bookspin!! ❤ 2y
Jas16 Welcome to Litsy @sillysoph 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Birdsong28 awww thank you!! Welcome to Litsy @sillysoph 📚🎉🎊📚🎉🎊 2y
Caroline2 @Birdsong28 thank you!! And hi @sillysoph 👋 2y
Caroline2 I would recommend @squirrelbrain @jhod @Mitch @jenniferw88 @GingerAntics for some more awesome people to follow! 👍 and of course @julesG @MrBook (edited) 2y
Andrew65 Welcome to Litsy @sillysoph 🤗, you will love it here! 👍 Thanks for the tag @Birdsong28 😍 2y
squirrelbrain Thanks for the tag @Caroline2 - welcome to Litsy @sillysoph ! 😁 2y
Ms_T @Birdsong28 You‘re so kind! 😘 2y
catiewithac @Birdsong28 Thanks for the list of cool people to follow! I took your advice ;) 2y
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Worley-B
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Just finished, and, excuse me, but, what the actual f$@k with that ending?! 😟😭

Sweettartlaura Yes... but that ending was very feminist 100 years ago. And I feel like the thread of this book can be traced from it through much of modern literature. Including The Bell Jar, and more recently My Year of Rest & Relaxation. 2y
Worley-B @Sweettartlaura I haven't read My Year of Rest & Relaxation, but I did immediately think of The Bell Jar. I just didn't expect it... at all. 2y
Sweettartlaura I know. When I read it at 19, I wanted to keep the door open for her return. But 20 years on, I get it - it‘s the happiest ending she can make for herself 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
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Worley-B @Sweettartlaura Yes, that makes sense. I'm just going to need some time to get over it. 😔😆 2y
Sweettartlaura Oh, it took me half a lifetime 😂. And seeing it play out in other books. You‘ll get there 👍🏻. Read My Year of Rest and Relaxation soon, while this is fresh in your mind. 2y
Worley-B @Sweettartlaura Does it have a happier ending?! I may not be able to take it! Lol 2y
Sweettartlaura Ummmm 🤔😳... yes??? 🤷🏻‍♀️😂. Yes... but it‘s not a “happy” book. It just shows the evolution of women‘s choices in relation to their existential crises. We have a few more now 💁🏻‍♀️😏 2y
Worley-B @Sweettartlaura 😂 Very well. At least I'm prepared. 2y
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Worley-B
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Loving "The Awakening"! ❤

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AllieLovesBooks
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“The voice of the sea, speaks to the soul.” - Kate Chopin from The Awakening. I read this in high school and do not remember anything, I cannot wait to revisit it! #coffeeandaclassic #bookart #books

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GinaKButler
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Starting this one poolside. I‘m using it for my Classic Set in the American South prompt. 💦

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Sunraven
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Late night reading while the kitty and the SO are sleeping. Recently I discovered that there are a ton of classics on Kindle Unlimited, and armed with my new Paperwhite, I‘m wading enthusiastically into the fray!

#classics

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BekaReid
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Seems a fitting time to reread some Kate Chopin after a successful Women's March on Philadelphia this morning despite the cold, and it was cold!!

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TK-421
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“The bird that would soar above the level plain of #tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. It is a sad spectacle to see the weaklings bruised, exhausted, fluttering back to earth.” #QuotsyDec19

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IndoorDame
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My first experience with a #classicyouenjoyed And still one of my favorite novels of all time. #gratefulreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 I haven‘t read this one! May have to check it out! 3y
IndoorDame @OriginalCyn620 I highly recommend it! It‘s short, quiet, a sort of vignette of a group of friends on a seaside vacation. Very feminist/countercultural for its time. I find it emotional. (edited) 3y
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PNWBookseller85
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In the mood for a classic.

tpixie Did you pick one?? 🦋 3y
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Qpri
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Wonderfully written, in Virginia Woolf style!
Thankful for my reading spot this morning (Ubud, Bali, Indonesia ☺️)

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Emilymdxn
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How did we get to July wrap up time already? I don‘t believe how fast this year is passing.

Pretty good reading month for me! Excited to get properly cracking on the booker prize long list in August. Standouts from this month were This Is Shakespeare and The Awakening 💖💖💖

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nicely done! 💕📚💕 3y
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Emilymdxn
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Bad picture I‘m afraid but this quote really got me in the gut 💖

Megabooks Definitely! 3y
Diverge_Reads THAT quote! I love Kate Chopin. 3y
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writeropolis
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Chopin perfectly captures the stifling atmosphere of Louisiana which reflects Edna‘s state of mind too. I feel like the atmosphere is a Thing with Southern writers. My version included a few of her short stories & I forgot she wrote Désirée‘s Baby. Incredibly aspirational from a short story writer‘s standpoint. #amreading #bookworm #bibliophile #bookish #booknerdigans #bookblogger #tsundoku #greatreads #readmorebooks #coolgirlsread

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Emilymdxn
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This book was pretty much perfect! So simple and lyrical, and a very timely read for just after Madam Bovary - sidenote that it goes very well with Taylor Swift‘s new song 😍

I was so impressed by the calm writing style that described such intense emotions so beautifully, so recognisably. Edna felt so familiar even tho she‘s fro a continent away in a time I‘ve never lived in. Can‘t believe I haven‘t read this before!

MicheleinPhilly This is one of my all time favorites. I really should do a re-read. 3y
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CoffeeNBooks
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#LetsTravelJuly One of my favorite books, much of it is set in New Orleans, at the #Beach on the Gulf coast.
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻💙🌊 3y
IndoorDame The first "classic" I fell in love with! 3y
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OriginalCyn620 😊📚❤️ 3y
Jenken1998 One of my favorites ❤ 3y
KellyHunsakerReads @Jenken1998 it is a beautiful book 3y
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Just starting Kate Chopin‘s The Awakening and the mood is already thick.

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Centique
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Some books are less about plot than capturing a feeling or illustrating something deeper, beyond feeling, rooted in the soul. This is that type of book
Edna has a seemingly happy life. She has not noticed she is not happy. Something in her awakens. A realisation that her choices have been mapped, that she is caught where she is, being something she never chose to be.
Chopin beautifully portrays her confusion and conflicting desires. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Centique A classic and a short read, this needs to be savoured and thought about, IMO - to get the most out of it. I can imagine it would be a great book club discussion or would be great to hear teaching around it. 3y
Blaire Yes, we did this one for my feminist book club and we had a great discussion. 3y
readordierachel Lovely review. I think I'm due for a reread. 3y
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Reggie I love “the woman who realizes she is unhappy” stories. Stacked. 3y
Weaponxgirl Great review! 3y
rohit-sawant Wonderful review! 3y
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sherri
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Re-reading The Awakening and practicing a craft.

Bielzebubby Wow! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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kmshaffer
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I start class tomorrow! These are two textbooks for a young adult literature class that I‘m taking. So excited to read them 🤓 #college #day13 #Litsy 📚

dgingo A YA class? Fun—enjoy it! Neither of these are YA books, but I imagine they connect to YA books you‘re reading? What else is on the syllabus? 3y
kmshaffer The class is actually just geared toward the study of literature in the young adult age group in education— so not exactly the young adult genre! I wish lol! I haven‘t received the syllabus yet, so I‘m not sure what the class exactly entails. Excuse my improper wording! And thanks for asking:) @dgingo 3y
MelissaSue81 I remember reading the awakening in high school for summer reading. I thought it was going to be sexy and risqué but I was disappointed. 3y
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mdhughes72 @MelissaSue81 😂😂😂 3y
dgingo @kmshaffer Ah! Okay—that makes more sense. No apology necessary—I was just trying to figure out the YA angle. Enjoy the class! 3y
DGRachel Ooooohhhh....I need that Norton for Taming of the Shrew😍😍😍 3y
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LiterarySloth
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I loved this book. Kate Chopin can be a difficult read. For me, the endings you don‘t expect are what I like. That is what you get with Kate Chopin.

dory.sheade I read this book for my AP Literature class and really enjoyed it. The discussions we had (primarily those dealing with the metaphors of the birds and sea, as well as when the turning point in Edna's awakening truly was) were quite interesting. 3y
LiterarySloth @dory.sheade I fell in love with Kate Chopin after reading some of her short stories in an American Lit class. I want more of her books! 3y
CoffeeNBooks This is my absolute favorite book of all time! I've read it several times! 3y
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dory.sheade @LiterarySloth I agree with you there! I'm currently on my classic literature crusade lol. Most of it is recommendations from my Lit teacher. Right now I'm working on Never Let Me Go :) 3y
LiterarySloth @CoffeeNBooks I want to read it again but I have so many books that I need to get to. I can‘t justify rereading anything right now! 😂 3y
LiterarySloth @dory.sheade I haven‘t read that one. I‘m trying to get through all the books I‘ve bought during binges haha 3y
CoffeeNBooks @LiterarySloth The first time I read it was when I was in high school, and then I read it again a few decades later. 😂 Now, I teach it every year in my AP Literature class. I rarely reread books- there are way too many books I haven't read yet! 📚 3y
LiterarySloth If I were an English professor, I‘d be sure to teach it, too! It isn‘t one that people typically pick up. I don‘t know too many other people who have read it. 3y
dory.sheade @LiterarySloth I feel that lol. But if you ever get the chance it's a really great read. It's slightly dystopian but most people don't realize it, and the relationships between the characters as well as the subtle questions on ethics are quite fascinating. It is definitely one of my favorite books to discuss 3y
LiterarySloth @dory.sheade I‘ll add it to my TBR! 3y
dory.sheade @LiterarySloth awesome! I hope you enjoy it once you get to it :) 3y
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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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Day 10 #adventrecommend #FeministRead

Set in 1899, this story follows Edna as she discovers herself while struggling with her role of being a wife & mother. It focuses societal expectations of women & being trapped in those roles. There is infidelity in this story & Edna comes off as selfish as a result of her struggle with her role in society & her depression.

@emilyrose_x

Reviewsbylola One of my favorites. And if that floral backdrop is your bed sheet, I am in LOVE with it!!! 3y
KrystleTheBookSlayer @Reviewsbylola Thanks! It's my comforter that I got from Target! I love floral prints. 💐 3y
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I had a thin paperback copy of this in middle or high school which I‘ve long since lost or given away. It was the first piece of classic literature I fell in love with on my own. I remember responding to the fact that it was written by a woman in 1899, and deeply identifying with the main character. I got the urge to reread it tonight, and the screenshot above is from the free kindle version if anyone wants to add it to their digital library.

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ManyWordsLater
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Pg 96
Just finished this and I‘m shaking.
Its everything. Everything this year of my #readingwomen has been about. Everything #feminism is. All of its promises and real life problems. It‘s all of the complications of adulthood and societal expectations. It‘s young love and reality. So much truth. So much heartbreak.
#mustread #readharder

CoffeeNBooks This is absolutely my favorite book ever!! I've read it several times! 4y
ladyneverwhere This book is so incredible, right?! I legitimately get scared every time I'm in the ocean now because of it 😢 4y
ManyWordsLater @ladyneverwhere Hopefully you don‘t see the future as bleak. 4y
plemmdog Such a singularity...and to think it was written in the South 4y
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CoffeeNBooks
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#literaryshirt Friday, from my absolutely favorite book ever!

Jee_HookedOnBookz Gorgeous! 4y
zsuzsanna_reads I'll definitely follow someone's account who has a The Awakening quote t-shirt. 💕 4y
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GabrielleDubois
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A woman story by a great woman!
Here‘s another excerpt that touched me:
"She had all her life long been accustomed to harbor thoughts and emotions which never voiced themselves."
My review is on Goodreads...

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ManyWordsLater
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Next book on the docket.
But also let‘s talk about mornings

#raisingreaders #femaleauthor #rubberduckie #mornings

Mdargusch One of my favorite books! It‘s so atmospheric. Cute 🦆 4y
Reviewsbylola One of my favorites! 4y
readordierachel Love this one 4y
GabrielleDubois A magnificent woman story, I hope you'll like it! 4y
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