The Forerunner, Volume 1 No. 11 September 1910 by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman | Published: 1910
The Forerunner, Volume 1 No. 11 September 1910
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About Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a renowned American author, lecturer and social reformer. She is best known for her 1892 short story, 'The Yellow Wallpaper', which has become a classic of feminist literature. Born in Hartford, Connecticut on July 3rd 1860, she developed an interest in the fight for women's rights at an early age and actively sought out ways to promote it throughout her life.
Gilman studied sociology with Harvard professor Edward Clarke who argued that higher education hindered reproduction in women. He suggested that instead they should focus on home economics courses like cooking and sewing - advice that Gilman refused to take! Instead she continued to pursue her studies of literature and economics. In 1884 she published her first book, 'Human Work' which explored the subject of labour reform amongst other things. Find out more about Charlotte Perkins Gilman at sevenov.com.