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The Yellow Wall-Paper and Selected Writings: Penguin Vitae

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BIC Subject: Feminism & feminist theory
Published By: Penguin
 
Published: 03-Mar-2020
Format: Hardback, 400 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9780143134794
Stock Code: 3134794
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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 The Yellow Wall-Paper and Selected Writings, along with a selection of Gilman's major short stories and her poems. New York Times bestselling author Kate Bolick contributes an illuminating introduction that explores Gilman's fascinating yet complicated life.

Penguin Classics launches a new hardcover series with five American classics that are relevant and timeless in their power, and part of a dynamic and diverse landscape of classic fiction and nonfiction from almost seventy-five years of classics publishing. Penguin Vitae provides readers with beautifully designed classics that have shaped the course of their lives, and welcomes new readers to discover these literary gifts of personal inspiration, intellectual engagement, and creative originality.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 The Yellow Wall-Paper and Selected Writings, along with a selection of Gilman's major short stories and her poems. New York Times bestselling author Kate Bolick contributes an illuminating introduction that explores Gilman's fascinating yet complicated life.

Penguin Classics launches a new hardcover series with five American classics that are relevant and timeless in their power, and part of a dynamic and diverse landscape of classic fiction and nonfiction from almost seventy-five years of classics publishing. Penguin Vitae provides readers with beautifully designed classics that have shaped the course of their lives, and welcomes new readers to discover these literary gifts of personal inspiration, intellectual engagement, and creative originality.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) was born in New England. In 1892, she published the now-famous story The Yellow Wall-Paper. In 1898, her most famous nonfiction book, Women and Economics, was published. Over the next thirty-five years, she wrote and published hundreds of stories and poems and more than a dozen books.

Introduction Author Bio- Kate Bolick's first book, the best-selling Spinster- Making a Life of One's Own, was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2015. She is a contributing editor for The Atlantic, was executive editor of Domino magazine, and a columnist for The Boston Globe's Ideas Section. She teaches writing at New York University. Bolick speaks frequently at colleges and conferences, and has appeared on The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, MSNBC, and numerous NPR programs across the country.
 
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