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The Awakening

The Awakening


by Kate Chopin

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this story?


Frankly, we’ve seen Disney movies more graphic. The word "sex" is never mentioned in this novel. No body parts are named. No explicit acts described (with the exception of some kisses). Nonetheless, the implications are strong. If you fire up your imagination you can easily transform The Awakening from PG to R.

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