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Charlotte Perkins Gilman (July 3, 1860 – August 17, 1935) was a prominent American sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was a utopian feminist during a time when her accomplishments were exceptional for women, and she served as a role model for future generations of feminists because of her unorthodox concepts and lifestyle. Her best remembered work today is her semi-­autobiographical short story The Yellow Wallpaper which she wrote after a severe bout of postpartum psychosis. -­wikipedia

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I hear a deep voice through uneasy dreaming, A deep, soft, tender, soul-­beguiling voice; A lulling voice that bids the dreams remain, That calms my restlessness and dulls my pain, That thrills and fills and holds me till in seeming There is no other sound on earth—no choice. "Home!­" says the deep voice, "Home!­" and softly singing Brings me a sense of safety unsurpassed; So old! so old! The piles above the wave— The shelter of the stone-­blocked, shadowy cave— Security of sun-­kissed treetops swinging— Safety and Home at last! "Home" says the sweet voice, and warm Comfort rises, Holding my soul with velvet-­fingered hands; Comfort of leafy lair and lapping fur, Soft couches, cushions, curtains, and the stir Of easy pleasures that the body prizes, Of soft, swift feet to serve the least commands. I shrink—half rise—and then it murmurs "Duty!­" Again the past rolls out—a scroll unfurled; Allegiance and long labor due my lord— Allegiance in an idleness abhorred— I am the squaw—the . . .

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman called herself a humanist and believed the domestic environment oppressed women through the patriarchal beliefs upheld by society. She argued that women's contributions to civilization, throughout history, have been halted because of an androcentric culture, and she believed economic independence is the only thing that could really bring freedom for women, and make them equal to men.

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Presented in the first person, the story is a collection of journal entries written by a woman (Jane) whose physician husband (John) has confined her to the upstairs bedroom of a house he has rented for the summer. She is forbidden from working and has to hide her journal from him, so she can recuperate from what he calls a "temporary nervous depression – a slight hysterical tendency,­" a diagnosis common to women in that period. The windows of the room are barred, and there is a gate across the top of the stairs, allowing her husband to control her access to the rest of the house.

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At the turn of the twentieth 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. Her most famous short story, the intensely personal “The Yellow Wallpaper,­” was read as a horror story when first published in 1892 and then lapsed into obscurity before being rediscovered and reinterpreted by feminist scholars in the 1970s.

Noted anthologist Barbara Solomon has put together a remarkable collection of Gilman’s fiction, which includes twenty short stories and the complete text of Herland, the landmark utopian novel that remained unavailable for more than sixty years. From “The Unexpected,­” printed in Kate Field’s Washington in 1890, to such later tales as “Mrs. Elder’s Idea,­” published in Gilman’s own periodical, The . . .

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Author: Charlotte Perkins GilmanPublisher: Charlton Co.­Year published: 1911Book contributor: unknown libraryLanguage: English1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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Author: Gilman, Charlotte PerkinsPublisher: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social ScienceYear published: 1913Book contributor: JSTORLanguage: en1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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Known primarily for her classic and haunting story "The Yellow Wallpaper,­" Charlotte Perkins Gilman was an enormously influential American feminist and sociologist. Her early-­twentieth-­century writings continue to inspire writers and activists today. This collection includes selections from both her fiction and nonfiction work. In addition to the title story, there are seven short stories collected here that combine humor, anger, and startling vision to suggest how women's "place" in society should be changed to benefit all. The nonfiction selections are from Gilman's and her masterpiece,, which was translated into seven languages and established her international reputation as a theorist. Also included in a delightful excerpt from Gilman's utopian novel,, an acidly funny tale about three American male explorers who stumble into an all-­female society and begin their odyssey by insisting, "This is a civilized country . . . there must be men.­" Gilman's analyses of economic and . . .

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman (July 3, 1860 – August 17, 1935) was a prominent American sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was a utopian feminist during a time when her accomplishments were exceptional for women, and she served as a role model for future generations of feminists because of her unorthodox concepts and lifestyle. Her best remembered work today is her semi-­autobiographical short story The Yellow Wallpaper which she wrote after a severe bout of postpartum psychosis. -­wikipedia

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