Herland and Selected Stories

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Herland and Selected Stories

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman; Charlotte Perkins Gilman; Barbara H. Solomon (Editor)

Signet Classics, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451525628, 349pp.

Publication Date: July 7, 1992


At the turn of the century, Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a celebrity—acclaimed as a leader in the feminist movement and castigated for her divorce, her relinquishment of custody of her daughter, and her unconventional second marriage. She was also widely read, with stories in popular magazines and with dozens of books in print. But her most famous short story, the intensely personal "The Yellow Wallpaper," read as a horror story when first published in 1891 and lapsed into obscurity before being rediscovered and reinterpreted by feminist scholars in the 1970s, and her landmark feminist utopian novel, Herland, remained unavailable for more than sixty years.

About the Author
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) was the author of novels, short sto ries, poems, and works of nonfiction. She is best known for The Yellow Wall-Paper (1892), Women and Economics (1898), and the novel Herland (1 915). Her novel The Crux (1910) is also published by Duke University Press. Charlotte J. Rich is Associate Professor of English at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. She is editor of The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Newsletter.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Hartford, 3 luglio 1860 - 17 agosto 1935) e stata una sociologa, scrittrice, poeta e saggista statunitense. Fu una femminista utopista, in un periodo storico in cui le sue conquiste ebbero un peso eccezionale per tutte le donne, e divenne un modello per le generazioni future di femministe a causa dei suoi concetti e del suo stile di vita non ortodossi. La sua opera oggi piu nota e il suo romanzo breve semiautobiografico La tappezzeria gialla, da lei scritto dopo un grave attacco di psicosi post-partum.

Barbara H. Solomon is Professor of English and Women's Studies at Iona college. Among the books she has edited are "The Awakening and Selected Stories of Kate Chopin," "Herland and Selected Stories of Charlotte Perkins Gilman," and "Once Upon a Childhood: Stories and Memoirs of American Youth" (with Eileen Panetta.) She lives in New Rochelle, New York.
Eileen Panetta is Associate Professor of English at Iona College. She is coeditor of "Once Upon a Childhood "(with Barbara H. Solomon). She lives in New York City.