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Unsatisfied with the expectations of Creole society and unhappy with her family life, Edna Pontellier begins to fall in love with the dapper Robert Lebrun. Lebrun's flirtations, along with the lifestyle of renowned musician Mademoiselle Reisz, rejuvenates Edna's sense of freedom and independence. However, an affair with the womanizer Alcee Arobin provides Edna with a taste of the danger that comes with living outside of social convention.

Trapped between the life she is expected to live and the life she longs to lead, will Edna find happiness?

Public Domain (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • Donald
  • 14-03-2017

Good story, great reading.

Chopin is classic literature. Her messages still ring true, and this book is a fantastic addition to the canon. I read a short story of hers, "Story of an Hour," but this novel does a much more thorough job exploring those themes. It's also an easy read.

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  • Raymond & Lori Crew
  • 24-03-2016

Recording could be more animated.

The voice seemed a little lifeless sometimes. Nothing too bad. Overall, the book and listening was splendid.

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  • Rosie
  • 23-03-2016

Well Performed

I found it difficult to connect myself to Edna. Perhaps I am too naive. I was very impressed with the reader.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-01-2017

a scandal at its finest

good quality reading. an interesting story. got through it in a day. don't recommend to smaller children.

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  • miles
  • 07-11-2016

good

it was a good book I had to listen to it for English class, the sound quality is fine

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-03-2017

Every woman who stays should read this...

I l9ved this BOOK! It reflects all the dreams and limits of the Women Who Stay when perhaps...they should go...

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  • Verified purchase
  • 18-01-2021

Good book, but I didn’t understand it

This is not a bad book. My teacher made us read it and he said it was a very good book. I only rated it the way I did because I didn’t understand the story.

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  • Matthew
  • 25-10-2020

Boring

The book has good use of language and the dialogue between characters flow really well. However, I would not recommend this book unless you're a fan of being bored out of your mind. Barely anything happens in the story until the end. This book is 4 and a half hours of people talking and walking around.

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  • Jessica boehmer
  • 08-03-2020

captivating

this should have been my first narration, Ms.Berneis blew me away with her story telling.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-08-2018

Enlightening

I waited too long to read this classic. It certainly reflects issues from feminist theory of suppression and masogeny.

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