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Best known for the 1892 title story of this collection, a harrowing tale of a woman's descent into madness, Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote more than 200 other short stories. Seven of her finest are reprinted here.
Written from a feminist perspective, often focusing on the inferior status accorded to women by society, the tales include "turned," an ironic story with a startling twist, in which a husband seduces and impregnates a naïve servant; "Cottagette," concerning the romance of a young artist and a man who's apparently too good to be true; "Mr. Peebles' Heart," a liberating tale of a fiftyish shopkeeper whose sister-in-law, a doctor, persuades him to take a solo trip to Europe, with revivifying results; "The Yellow Wallpaper"; and three other outstanding stories.
These charming tales are not only highly readable and full of humor and invention, but also offer ample food for thought about the social, economic, and personal relationship of men and women—and how they might be improved.
After enjoying “Herland” by this early feminist, I was anxious to read more. I bought a softcover edition which at 70 pages contains seven short stories written in the early 1900s. Read morePublished 19 days ago by D. Thrush, writer
Was greatly excited to get this package!! "The Yellow Wallpaper" is my favorite short story!!!Published 1 month ago by Tanya Modispaugh
These stories are written in a different time frame, almost a century and a half ago, they are more literature than the made for TV tales turned out furiously on the computers of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by thewanderingjew
The Yellow Wallpaper is one of the most brilliant, succinct stories that will haunt you and make you laugh in disbelief at the same time. Read morePublished 4 months ago by E. Marshall
Had to purchase this book for college....this is a Great story. Definitely. It thisPublished 4 months ago by Stephanie
These delightful short stories point out the absurdities of a society that views women as inferior. Great for feminists or just people who like clever short stories.Published 5 months ago by Paula
just as I expected. this book is a fast read. great to have gotten this book for only one penny.Published 6 months ago by sharon
So this book is supposed to be written by a feminist but as a man, I enjoyed it. It shows the errors of medicine of her day. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dr. G