Charlotte Perkins Gilman


Born
in Hartford, Connecticut, The United States
July 03, 1860

Died
August 17, 1935

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman, also known as Charlotte Perkins Stetson, was a prominent American sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, 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 is her semi-autobiographical short story, "The Yellow Wallpaper", which she wrote after a severe bout of post-partum depression.

She was the daughter of Frederic B. Perkins.
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The Yellow Wall-Paper

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Herland

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The Yellow Wall-Paper

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The Yellow Wallpaper

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Herland, The Yellow Wall-Pa...

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Herland and Selected Stories

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Women and Economics

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The "Yellow Wallpaper"

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More books by Charlotte Perkins Gilman…
“It is the same woman, I know, for she is always creeping, and most women do not creep by daylight.”
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories

“There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. As well speak of a female liver.”
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Women and Economics

“But I MUST say what I feel and think in some way — it is such a relief! But the effort is getting to be greater than the relief.”
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wall-Paper

Polls

June 2016 Short Story Poll

 
  52 votes, 25.1%

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, 122 pages, 1879
 
  49 votes, 23.7%

 
  43 votes, 20.8%

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, 127 pages, 1923
 
  14 votes, 6.8%

 
  13 votes, 6.3%

Anthem by Ayn Rand, 105 pages, 1938
 
  11 votes, 5.3%

Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West, 80 pages, 1933
 
  8 votes, 3.9%

The Willows by Algernon Blackwood, 105 pages, 1907
 
  6 votes, 2.9%

A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell, 50 pages, 1917
 
  6 votes, 2.9%

 
  5 votes, 2.4%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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