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on 21 June 2016
I bought this for my English degree and I have to say it surprised me. Some of the other literature from abroad I have read has been a bit boring, but I loved this story. Sad but well written. What a shame she wasn't as well​ thought of at the time she wrote it.
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VINE VOICEon 18 March 2005
A century after the publication of Kate Chopin's novel, its themes -- a woman's awakening to the full potential of her sexual passion and her sense of being smothered by marriage and motherhood -- have become the staple ingredients of 'chick lit'. It is thus easy to overlook how revolutionary and shocking the events and ideas of this story must have seemed at the time. Then, the book was banned from public libraries; now, it is required reading in some American schools.
In many ways, both in theme and treatment, it resembles "Madame Bovary". Although Chopin lacks Flaubert's scope and breadth of vision, she reaches deeper into the soul of her heroine. Her style is restrained and elegant and some modern readers, accustomed to a pacier and more explicit treatment, may grow impatient at times. But there is beautiful writing here, embodying rich characterizations, strong evocations of time and place and thought-provoking moral ambiguity. An undoubted masterpiece.
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on 28 August 2014
Beautiful scenes of summer dreams,awakened love that can not exist,moments of discovery with reality of life......didn't expect the ending ....Sad and beautiful.
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on 5 September 2015
Great book, prompt delivery, safe packing. Many thanks. John
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on 16 September 2015
Excellent
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on 16 May 2016
brilliant
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on 28 February 2013
Kate Chopin was a real discovery for me.she was years ahead of her time and surely rates as a great American author.
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on 29 January 2010
this book was chosen by my reading group, and provoked oue of the most lively discussions we have ever had.
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on 25 August 2013
Often a book is read because it is required reading. In this case i loved all the stories and the book arrived promptly and well packed as usual.
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on 28 August 2012
I must confess that I had never heard of Kate Chopin until I read this book for an Open University course. The work has been likened, understandably, to Flaubert's Madame Bovary, and while there are resonances of that work, the heroine (or anti-heroine, perhaps) Edna is a more profound and complex character than the somewhat vacuous Emma. This is a brave work; written at the end of the nineteenth century, it addresses issues that novellists rarely dared to tackle until some sixty years later. There is no moralising and one of the beauties of the novel is that the reader can read just as much between the lines as the text provides. Kate Chopin deserves her renaissance.
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