Kate Chopin's 1899 novella The Awakening is about the personal, sexual, and artistic awakening of a young wife and mother, Edna Pontellier. While on vacation at Grand Isle, an island in the Gulf of Mexico, Edna befriends the talented pianist Mlle. Reisz and the sympathetic Robert Lebrun, both of whom will influence her startling life choices. Chopin's novel created a scandal upon its original publication and effectively destroyed her writing career. Now, however, it is considered one of the finest American novels of the 19th century. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)
Downloaded it because I am doing a research paper on her.
I think it’s kinda silly that women deserve more rights, they have plenty of rights: they go right to the kitchen, right to the laundry room, and even the right to remain silent when I’m talking! What more do they want? This book really oversteps its boundaries when it comes to progressivism.