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The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's famous short story on mental health, is brought together with her feminist utopian novel Herland in this giftable hardback introduced by Lucy Mangan.

The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland Summary

The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's progressive views on feminism and mental health are powerfully showcased in her two most famous stories. The Yellow Wallpaper skillfully charts one woman's struggle with depression whilst Herland is an entertaining imagining of an all female utopia.

Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is introduced by journalist and author Lucy Mangan.

Confined to her attic bedroom and isolated from her newborn baby, the nameless narrator of The Yellow Wallpaper keeps a secret diary in which she records the sprawling and shifting patterns of the room's lurid yellow wallpaper as she slowly sinks into madness. This chilling story is based on the author's own experience of depression. In Herland, a trio of men set out to discover an all-female community rumoured to be hidden deep in the jungle. What they find surprises them all; they're captured by women who, for two thousand years, have lived in a peaceful and prosperous utopia without men.

The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland Reviews

The Yellow Wallpaper by the American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman created feminist fireworks the moment it appeared in the January 1892 edition of the New England Magazine -- Kathryn Hughes * Guardian *
Gilman wrote her story about husbands, the medical profession and the patriarchy at large shaping and suppressing women's lives and freedoms 126 years ago. It was only in 2015 that we got a name and a crime - coercive control - for most of what her heroine experiences * Stylist *

About Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born in 1860 in Connecticut. Her father left when she was young and Gilman spent the rest of her childhood in poverty. As an adult she took classes at the Rhode Island School of Design and supported herself financially as a tutor, painter and artist. She had a short marriage with an artist and suffered serious postnatal depression after the birth of their daughter. In 1888 Gilman moved to California, where she became involved in feminist organizations. In California, she was inspired to write and she published The Yellow Wallpaper in The New England Magazine in 1892. In later life she was diagnosed with breast cancer and died by suicide in 1935.

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The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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