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Herland and the Yellow Wallpaper

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Large Format for easy reading. Two of Gilman's best works: a fascinating novel depicting a feminist utopia, and a short horror story based on Gilman's own bout with mental illness and misguided medical treatment.
Paperback, 188 pages
Published October 17th 2005 by Dodo Press (first published October 9th 1995)
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oh my goodness. Read this on a plane to England. Talk about dystopic utopias!
I read the Yellow Wallpaper for a college class and wanted to come back and read some more Gilman, who seems to have been unjustly forgotten, given her role as an early, energetic feminist.

Yellow Wallpaper is a very strong, well-written and affecting story. Given that more than 100 years have passed since its writing, it still has a remarkable power to raise some goosebumps. It also accomplishes that rare feat of being both plainly "about" a social issue while also delivering compelling characte
Purchased to follow along with podcast.

It's an interesting story, with a unique viewpoint.

It is categorized by some as Feminist Literature, I think because the author was in the middle of the Suffragist movement and also, it's a Utopian Society of ONLY Women. I think it's not really, though. It was very nearly Science Fiction, also an Adventure.

If you read it, you'll see what I mean. I'm looking forward to reading The Yellow Wallpaper, which was part of the same download.

An interesting utopic / dystopic of a country w/ no men. Three adventurous, albeit clumsy, young men land their plane and find themselves sometimes guests, sometimes prisoners, sometimes wanting.

Neat. And, the male stereotypes / archetypes reflect a more admirable outline than those of today.
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a prominent American sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and non fiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was a utopian feminist during a time when her accomplishments were exceptional for women, and she served as a role model for future generations of feminists because of her unorthodox concepts and lifestyle. Her best remembered work today i ...more
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