Herland and The Yellow Wallpaper

£9.99

by Gilman, Charlotte Perkins | Fiction
Published 02/04/2015 by Vintage Publishing (Vintage Classics) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 240 pages

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Description

Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s progressive views on feminism and mental health are powerfully showcased in her two most famous stories. The Yellow Wallpaper skillfully charts one woman’s struggle with depression whilst Herland is an entertaining imagining of an all female utopia.

Confined to her attic bedroom and isolated from her newborn baby, the nameless narrator of The Yellow Wallpaper keeps a secret diary in which she records the sprawling and shifting patterns of the room’s lurid yellow wallpaper as she slowly sinks into madness. This chilling story is based on the author’s own experience of depression.

In Herland, a trio of men set out to discover an all-female community rumoured to be hidden deep in the jungle. What they find surprises them all; they’re captured by women who, for two thousand years, have lived in a peaceful and prosperous utopia without men.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY LINDY WEST