How Long to Read The Awakening

By Kate Chopin

How Long Does it Take to Read The Awakening?

It takes the average reader 4 hours to read The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Assuming a reading speed of 250 words per minute. Learn more


The Pontellier family are spending a hot, lazy holiday on the Gulf of Mexico. No-one expects that Edna Pontellier should be preoccupied with anything more than her husband and children. When an illicit summer romance awakens new ideas and longings in Edna, she can barely understand herself, and cannot hope for aid or acceptance in the stifling attitudes of Louisiana society. Kate Chopin's compelling, candid portrait of a woman attempting to break free caused an outcry when first published in 1899.

How long is The Awakening?

The Awakening by Kate Chopin is 240 pages long, and a total of 60,000 words.

This makes it 81% the length of the average book. It also has 73% more words than the average book.

How Long Does it Take to Read The Awakening Aloud?

The average oral reading speed is 183 words per minute. This means it takes 5 hours and 27 minutes to read The Awakening aloud.

What Reading Level is The Awakening?

The Awakening is suitable for students ages 12 and up.

Note that there may be other factors that effect this rating besides length that are not factored in on this page. This may include things like complex language or sensitive topics not suitable for students of certain ages.

When deciding what to show young students always use your best judgement and consult a professional.

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