Charlotte Perkins Gilman 1860—1935

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

About

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a prominent American feminist, 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.

Available eBooks

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    Herland (1915)

    On the eve of World War I, an all-female society is discovered somewhere in the distant reaches of the earth by three male explorers who are now forced ...read more »

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    The Man-Made World (1911)

    Here is a cry for feminist revolution. In this work, Charlotte Perkins Gilman details how male-dominated culture has, through the very social devices th...read more »

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    The Yellow Wallpaper (1892)

    The Yellow Wall-Paper is written as the secret journal of a woman who, failing to relish the joys of marriage and motherhood, is sentenced to a country ...read more »