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Reviews: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"The Yellow Wallpaper" (1892; reprinted numerous times; The Heath Anthology of American Literature, v. 2, 2d Ed.; edited by Paul Lanter, et al: Lexington: Heath, 1994: 800-812).
Herland (1915; reprinted Pantheon, 1979).
With Her in Our Land (1911 ? , 1916); aka With Her in Ourland (1916)
"A Cabinet Meeting" (1895)
"A Woman's Utopia" (1907)
Moving the Mountain (1911)
"A Strange Land" (1912)
Many other works including short stories and essays.

Gilman's three utopian novels collected in Doskow, Minna, editor, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Utopian Novels: Moving the Mountain, Herland, and With Her in Ourland (March 1999: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. Press, ISBN 0838637612)

There is a web-site with a lot of info about "The Yellow Wallpaper."

"The Yellow Wallpaper" was published several times. Originally it was published in the January 1892 issue of New England Magazine (New Series), pages 647 - 656 (volume 5, number 5). It was reprinted in 1899 as a single volume novella by Small, Maynard, in Boston. Finally, it was forgotten until the 1899 Small, Maynard edition was reissued by the Feminist Press in 1973, and edited by Elaine R. Hedges. Much confusion surrounds the original publication date of this title. It has variously been listed as May 1891, January 1892, May 1892, and 1899.

Herland was first published as a serial in Gilman's Forerunner Volume 6, Numbers 1 - 12, (1915). It is probably the most influential and well-recognized early feminist utopia. "With Her in Our Land," a sort-of sequel, was serialized in Forerunner Volume 3 (1911) and Volume 7 (1914). (See also Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, "Sultana's Dream", for an early 20th century feminist utopia.)

--lq, 6/14/95.

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