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"Perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one’s life." - Kate Chopin


The Awakening: Kate Chopin. First published in 1899, this beautiful, brief novel so disturbed critics and the public that it was banished for decades afterward. Now widely read and admired, The Awakening has been hailed as an early vision of woman's emancipation.

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She had all her life long been accustomed to harbor thoughts and emotions which never voiced themselves. - The Awakening