Sevenov November 8, 2022

Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman | Published: 1915


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About Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) was a world-renowned writer, lecturer and activist. She was ahead of her time in advocating for the rights of women and their access to education, economic opportunities and political power. Her writings, lectures and activism had an immense impact on the feminist movement that followed her death.

Gilman is best known for her short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” which focuses on a woman suffering from mental illness who is prescribed bed rest by her physician husband. The story has been celebrated as a powerful critique of Victorian gender roles and the medical profession’s treatment of women struggling with mental health issues. Her other works included poems, novels, short stories and nonfiction essays about topics ranging from feminism to socialism to psychology. Find out more about Charlotte Perkins Gilman at sevenov.com.