The Yellow Wall-Paper, Herland, and Selected Writings

The Yellow Wall-Paper, Herland, and Selected Writings - Penguin Classics

Paperback (01 Apr 2010) | English

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Synopsis

Wonderfully sardonic and slyly humorous, the writings of landmark American feminist and socialist thinker Charlotte Perkins Gilman were penned in response to her frustrations 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 wry novel that imagines a peaceful, progressive country from which men have been absent for 2,000 years. Both are included in this volume, along with a selection of Gilman's major short stories and her poems.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780143105855
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.409
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 353
Weight: 298g
Height: 195mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 17mm