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  • Published: 18 October 2022
  • ISBN: 9781598537192
  • Imprint: Library of America
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 1000
  • RRP: $95.00

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Novels, Stories & Poems (LOA #356)



A definitive edition of the groundbreaking feminist fiction of a nineteenth century pioneer

Best known for her gothic short story “The Yellow Wall-Paper,” Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a pioneering feminist writer, the author of the utopian novels Herland and With Her in Ourland, about a newly-discovered country in which there have been no men for 2000 years. Both novels are gathered here along with approximately forty of her best stories: “The Yellow Wall-Paper,” presented in both the published and the almost unknown original manuscript version, which contains a different ending, “The Giant Wistaria” and “The Rocking-Chair,” and many others. Also included is an extensive selection of Gilman’s poems, many written in support of suffrage and other reforms.

  • Published: 18 October 2022
  • ISBN: 9781598537192
  • Imprint: Library of America
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 1000
  • RRP: $95.00

About the author

CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) was born in New England, a descendant of the prominent and influential Beecher family. In 1884 she married Charles Water Stetson. After giving birth, Charlotte sank into a deep depression. She entered a sanitarium in Philadelphia to undergo the 'rest cure', a controversial treatment, which forbade any type of physical activity or intellectual stimulation. 1892, she published the now-famous story 'The Yellow Wall-Paper'. In 1898, her most famous nonfiction book, Women and Economics, was published. With its publication, and subsequent translation into seven languages, Gilman earned international acclaim. In 1900, she married her first cousin, George Houghton Gilman. Over the next thirty-five years, she wrote and published hundreds of stories and poems and more than a dozen books.

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