The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Writings by Charlotte Perkins GilmanThe Yellow Wallpaper and Other Writings by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Writings

byCharlotte Perkins Gilman

Mass Market Paperback | October 1, 1989

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Known primarily for her classic and haunting story "The Yellow Wallpaper," Charlotte Perkins Gilman was an enormously influential American feminist and sociologist. Her early-twentieth-century writings continue to inspire writers and activists today. This collection includes selections from both her fiction and nonfiction work.

In addition to the title story, there are seven short stories collected here that combine humor, anger, and startling vision to suggest how women's "place" in society should be changed to benefit all. The nonfiction selections are from Gilman's The Man-Made World: Our Androcentric Culture and her masterpiece, Women And Economics, which was translated into seven languages and established her international reputation as a theorist.

Also included in a delightful excerpt from Gilman's utopian novel, Herland, an acidly funny tale about three American male explorers who stumble into an all-female society and begin their odyssey by insisting, "This is a civilized country . . . there must be men." Gilman's analyses of economic and women's issues are as incisive and relevant today as they were upon their original publication. This volume is an unprecedented opportunity to rediscover a powerful American writer.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, feminist, author, critic, and theorist, was born on July 3 1860, in Hartford, Connecticut. In 1884 she married Charles Walter Stetson, gave birth to a daughter the following year, and was subsequently overcome by bouts of depression, which nearly caused her complete breakdown. Finally she fled to California ...
Title:The Yellow Wallpaper and Other WritingsFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 6.9 × 4.2 × 0.52 inPublished:October 1, 1989Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:055321375X

ISBN - 13:9780553213751

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent read I found this to be a rather depressing read, considering how many of the issues Gilman writes about are still issues today. The writing is concise and very readable, and while some of the stories suffer from too much focus on the politics at the expense of characters/plot/etc, I still found something to enjoy in every one.
Date published: 2018-04-03

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Forgotten for decades, Gilman is now making a comeback both for her famous story The Yellow Wallpaper (1903) and her history-making non-fiction, which foreshadowed the feminist concerns of the '60s and '70s