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The Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Writings (Modern Library Classics)

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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    KayCliff: Interesting to compare Perkins' short story, "The Widow's Might" (written 1911), with the scene, "Happy Birthday!" (1974).

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How come I never heard of this person? Brilliant and insightful writing. The Yellow Wall-Paper is about post-partem depression. This was written in the time of when post-partem depression ( and perhaps hypo-thyroidism) was considered womanly nerves.
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It is very seldom that mere ordinary people like John and myself secure ancestral halls for the summer.
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This collection contains 12 stories and selections from Women and Economics. For exact titles, see description. Please distinguish between the collection contained in this Modern Library edition and other, similarly-titled collections. Thank you.
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Contents: Stories: The yellow wall-paper --
The giant wistaria --
Three Thanksgivings --
The cottagette --
An honest woman --
Making a change --
Turned --
The widow's might --
If I were a man --
Mr. Peebles' heart --
The unnagural mother --
Herland (abridged) --
Selections from: Women and economics.
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"There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. Might as well speak of a female liver."--Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935), a leading figure in the women's movement of the early twentieth century, is a pillar of the American feminist canon. This edition of her work includes her best-known story, "The Yellow Wall-paper," a terrifying tale about a woman driven to the brink of insanity by the "rest cure" she is ordered to follow by her doctor to relieve her postpartum depression. Also included is a wide range of other short stories; an abridged version of her little-known but brilliant utopian novel, Herland, about a peaceful all-female world; and selections from her landmark treatise, Women and Economics, first published in 1898 to universal acclaim.

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Contains eleven short stories by American feminist and sociologist Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and includes an abridged "Herland," a tale about three male explorers who stumble into an all-female society, and selections from the nonfiction Women and economics.… (more)

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