The Yellow Wall-Paper, Herland, and Selected Writings by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(Penguin Classics)

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A superb collection of fiction and poetry from a major feminist voice in American literature Wonderfully sardonic and slyly humorous, the writings of landmark American feminist and socialist thinker Charlotte Perkins Gilman were penned in response to her frustration with the gender-based double standard that prevailed in America as the twentieth century began. Perhaps best known for her chilling depiction of a woman?s mental breakdown in her unforgettable 1892 short story ?The Yellow Wall-Paper,? Gilman also wrote Herland, a cunning, wry novel that imagines a peaceful, progressive, environmentally conscious country from which men have been absent for two thousand years. Both are included in this volume, along with a selection of Gilman?s major short stories and her poems.


About Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) was a writer of nonfiction and poetry, an editor, and a feminist theorist. Maggie O'Farrell is the author of After You'd Gone, My Lover's Lover, and The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox.
Published September 29, 2009 by Penguin Classic. 388 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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