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Review of The Awakening, in Public Opinion, Vol. 26,1899, p.794

This unfavorable review of The Awakening criticizes the immorality of the book, calling into doubt "the possibility of a woman of solid old Presbyterian Kentucky stock ever being at all like the heroine" and concluding that "we are well satisfied when she drowns herself."

Harold Bloom, Modem Critical Views' Kate Chopin, Chelsea House Publishers, New York, 1987.

This compilation offers perspectives from such distinguished critics as Larzer Ziff, Cynthia Griffin Wolff, and Susan Rosowski. Their interpretations run from an analysis of the author's "Flaubertian detachment" to a feminist's evaluation.

Carley Rees Bogarad, "'The Awakening': A Refusal to Compromise," in The University of Michigan Papers in Women's Studies, Vol. II, No 3, 1997, pp. 15-31.

Bogarad reviews the novel and classifies it as a "novel of development." The review offers the idea that Edna's awakening is a double one Her first awakening...

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