Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Her Progress Toward Utopia with Selected Writings

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Syracuse University Press, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 316 pages
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A fresh reading of Gilman's fiction and a biographical exploration of her life yield a vision of how the feminist author developed her capacity to imagine a full-blown utopia for women. Much of Gilman's writing represents her effort to portray in fiction solutions that she had recommended in her 1898 treatise "Women and Economics." Includes 14 reprinted selections from Gilman's utopian writings. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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I only read the short stories in this collection, as the rest was all excerpts from novels, and I'd rather read the whole novel. As for the short stories--of which there are 11--at least 8 of them ... Read full review

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Read The Yellow Wallpaper and The Unnatural Mother -- Herland, the story I had originally wanted to read, is only excerpted in this volume (bah), so I will have to search the shelves to find the ... Read full review

Contents

A Biographical Exploration
13
This Prancing Young Utopia
42
Writing to Empower Living
82
Experiencing Gilmans Legacy
115
Aunt Marys Pie Plant June 1908
117
A Garden of Babies June 1909
129
Heresy and Schism from What Diantha Did May 1910
137
Her Housekeeper January 1910
147
Maidstone Comfort September 1912
186
Forsythe Forsythe January 1913
195
Mrs Hines Money April 1913
203
Bee Wise July 1913
211
A Council of War August 1913
220
A Unique History from Herland May 1915
229
Chapter 11 from With Her in Ourland November 1916
242
Notes
257

Chapter 9 from Moving the Mountain September and October 1911
159
Her Memories August 1912
174
A Strange Land August 1912
182

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