The Yellow Wall-Paper, Herland and Selected Writings - Charlotte Perkins Gilman


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.

With introduction by Kate Bolick, Penguin Classics, 2019

Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wall-Paper is featured in the Freud Museum's 2020 exhibition, Ida Applebroog: Mercy Hospital.

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