The Yellow Wall-Paper, Herland, and Selected Writings

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Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101145021

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Wonderfully sardonic and slyly humorous, the writings of landmark American feminist and socialist thinker Charlotte Perkins Gilman were penned in response to her frustrations with the gender-based double standard that prevailed in America as the twentieth century began. Perhaps best known for her chilling depiction of a woman's mental breakdown in her unforgettable 1892 short story 'The Yellow Wall-Paper', Gilman also wrote Herland, a wry novel that imagines a peaceful, progressive country from which men have been absent for 2,000 years. Both are included in this volume, along with a selection of Gilman's major short stories and her poems. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Herland, The Yellow Wall-paper, and Selected Writings

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Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780141180625

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 353

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) penned this sardonic remark in her autobiography, encapsulating a lifetime of frustration with the gender-based double standard that prevailed in turn-of-the-century America. With her slyly humorous novel, Herland (1915), she created a fictional utopia where not only is face powder obsolete, but an all-female population has created a peaceful, progressive, environmentally-conscious country from which men have been absent for two thousand years. Gilman was enormously prolific, publishing five hundred poems, two hundred short stories, hundreds of essays, eight novels, and seven years' worth of her monthly magazine, The Forerunner. She emerged as one of the key figures in the women's movement of her day, advocating equality of the sexes, the right of women to work, and socialized child care, among other issues. Today Gilman is perhaps best known for the chilling depiction of a woman's mental breakdown in her unforgettable short story, "The Yellow Wall-Paper". This Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics edition includes both this landmark work and Herland, together with a selection of Gilman's major short stories and her poems.

Herland

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Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365831906

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

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1915 Dystopian Science Fiction, Utopia We had to sleep after that long sweep through the air, but we turned out early enough next day, and again we rose softly up the height till we could top the crowning trees and see the broad fair land at our pleasure. ""Semitropical. Looks like a first-rate climate. It's wonderful what a little height will do for temperature."" Terry was studying the forest growth. ""Little height! Is that what you call little?"" I asked. Our instruments measured it clearly. We had not realized the long gentle rise from the coast perhaps. ""Mighty lucky piece of land, I call it,"" Terry pursued. ""Now for the folks-I've had enough scenery."" So we sailed low, crossing back and forth, quartering the country as we went, and studying it. We saw-I can't remember now how much of this we noted then and how much was supplemented by our later knowledge, but we could not help seeing this much, even on that excited day-a land in a state of perfect cultivation, where even the forests...

I Love Dollars and Other Stories of China

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Author: Wen Zhu

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510225

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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In five richly imaginative novellas and a short story, Zhu Wen depicts the violence, chaos, and dark comedy of China in the post-Mao era. A frank reflection of the seamier side of his nation's increasingly capitalist society, Zhu Wen's fiction offers an audaciously plainspoken account of the often hedonistic individualism that is feverishly taking root. Set against the mundane landscapes of contemporary China-a worn Yangtze River vessel, cheap diners, a failing factory, a for-profit hospital operating by dated socialist norms-Zhu Wen's stories zoom in on the often tragicomic minutiae of everyday life in this fast-changing country. With subjects ranging from provincial mafiosi to nightmarish families and oppressed factory workers, his claustrophobic narratives depict a spiritually bankrupt society, periodically rocked by spasms of uncontrolled violence. For example, I Love Dollars, a story about casual sex in a provincial city whose caustic portrayal of numb disillusionment and cynicism, caused an immediate sensation in the Chinese literary establishment when it was first published. The novella's loose, colloquial voice and sharp focus on the indignity and iniquity of a society trapped between communism and capitalism showcase Zhu Wen's exceptional ability to make literary sense of the bizarre, ideologically confused amalgam that is contemporary China. Julia Lovell's fluent translation deftly reproduces Zhu Wen's wry sense of humor and powerful command of detail and atmosphere. The first book-length publication of Zhu Wen's fiction in English, I Love Dollars and Other Stories of China offers readers access to a trailblazing author and marks a major contribution to Chinese literature in English.

Traplines

Stories

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Author: Eden Robinson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497662788

Category: Fiction

Page: 217

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From a writer whom the New York Times dubbed Canada’s “Generation X laureate” comes a quartet of haunting, unforgettable tales of young people stuck in the inescapable prison of family A New York Times Notable Book and winner of Britain’s prestigious Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize, Traplines is the book that introduced the world to Canadian author Eden Robinson. In three stories and a novella, Robinson explodes the idea of family as a nurturing safe haven through a progression of domestic horrors experienced by her young, often helpless protagonists. With her mesmerizing, dark skill, the author ushers us into these worlds of violence and abuse, where family loyalty sometimes means turning a blind eye to murder, and survival itself can be viewed as an act of betrayal. In the title story, for a teenager named Will growing up on a Native reserve in northwestern Canada, guilt, race, and blind fidelity are the shackles chaining him to the everyday cruelty and abuse he is forced to endure. In “Dogs in Winter,” a girl recalls life with her serial-killer mother and fears for her own future. A young teen and the sadistic, psychopathic cousin who comes to live with him engage in a cat-and-mouse game that soon escalates out of control in “Contact Sports,” while in the final story, “Queen of the North,” a young Native girl deals in her own way with sexual molestation at the hands of a pedophile uncle. Each of these tales is vivid, intense, and disturbing, and Robinson renders them unforgettable with her deft flair for storytelling and a surprising touch of humor.

Bang Crunch

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Author: Neil Smith

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307371166

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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An audacious New Face of Fiction debut: nine riveting stories that announce a major writer in the tradition of Yann Martel and Barbara Gowdy. Unexpected humour and tenderness intertwine with loneliness and hopefulness in this remarkable book from an already acclaimed writer. In nine richly varied stories, written in intense, clear-eyed prose, the reader is led into an exploration of the human need for connection, however tenuous or absurd, and at whatever cost. The stories operate with heartbreaking precision, drawing us past the surface of characters’ lives and into the moments of decision and recognition that shape these people irrevocably. Here are stories striking in the range of their shifting tone and the reach of their subjects. We are introduced to a support group for people who suspect their benign nature has caused benign tumours to grow inside them. The title story zeroes in on a girl with Fred Hoyle syndrome whose age expands and contracts like the universe. A recently widowed woman talks to her husband’s ashes, which are entombed in a hollowed-out curling stone. A store detective’s valiant act to save a pair of pink calfskin gloves is entwined with the unfortunate results of an unsuccessful space mission. Rendering grief, loneliness, hope, love and happiness with exquisite subtlety and intelligence, Neil Smith proves himself an able chronicler of the human condition. Bang Crunch constitutes a significant achievement by a powerful new writer. From the Hardcover edition.

The Book of Nonsense

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Author: Edward Lear

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775411680

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Edward Lear (1812 - 1888) was an English writer of nonsense, the most famous piece of which is The Owl and the Pussycat. He is also credited with popularizing the limerick, though there was some speculation as to whether his patron, the Earl of Derby, simply used Lear as a pseudonym for his own writings. Lear was also a successful illustrator and even spent some time tutoring Queen Victoria in drawing before his improper behaviour had him thrown out of court.

The Crux

A Novel

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Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: N.A

Category: Boardinghouses

Page: 311

View: 3106

A group of women from New England head westward to Colorado, where they struggle to establish a more forward-thinking community.

Transgender Warriors

Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman

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Author: Leslie Feinberg

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807079416

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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A fascinating personal journey through history by one of the most prominent transgender activists today.With a New Afterword

The Blazing World and Other Writings

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Author: Margaret Cavendish

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141904828

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Flamboyant, theatrical and ambitious, Margaret Cavendish was one of the seventeenth century's most striking figures: a woman who ventured into the male spheres of politics, science, philosophy and literature. The Blazing World is a highly original work: part Utopian fiction, part feminist text, it tells of a lady shipwrecked on the Blazing World where she is made Empress and uses her power to ensure that it is free of war, religious division and unfair sexual discrimination. This volume also includes The Contract, a romance in which love and law work harmoniously together, and Assaulted and Pursued Chastity, which explores the power and freedom a woman can achieve in the disguise of a man.

The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories

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Author: Julio Ortega,Carlos Fuentes

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780679775515

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

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A remarkable assortment of short fiction from Central and South America features "The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World" by Gabriel Garcfa Mßrquez, Jorge Luis Borges's "The Aleph," and other works by such distinguished authors as Juan Rulfo, Julio Cortßzar, and Clarice Lispector. Original. 17,500 first printing.

To Herland and Beyond

The Life and Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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Author: Ann J. Lane

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813917429

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 413

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A biography of feminist, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, drawn from diaries, letters and two autobiographies. The book is divided into chapters reflecting her relationships with her parents, her closest female friends, two husbands, her neurologist and finally, her daughter.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wall-Paper

A Sourcebook and Critical Edition

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Author: Catherine J. Golden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134503555

Category: FICTION

Page: 192

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In 1892, Charlotte Perkins Gilman published her landmark work, The Yellow Wall-Paper, generating spirited debates in literary and political circles on both sides of the Atlantic. Today this story of a young wife and mother succumbing to madness is hailed both as a feminist classic and a key text in the American literary canon. This sourcebook combines extracts from contemporary documents and critical reviews with incisive commentary, providing: *an introduction to the political, biographical and medical contexts in which Gilman was writing *a publishing and critical history of the work with extracts from the earliest reviews through to recent criticism *a chronology of key biographical and contextual events *an annotated guide to further reading *original illustrations and photographs of the author and figures related to the story. Filled with extensive commentary, as well as contextual and critical materials, this reprint of the complete original text--as published in the New England Magazine in 1892--constitutes an important critical edition.

Tropical Fish

Tales from Entebbe

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Author: Doreen Baingana

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0767925106

Category: Fiction

Page: 177

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A collection of interlinked stories examines the lives of three young African sisters living in Uganda, each of them coming to grip with the relationship between their country, their culture, and themselves in their quests for identity. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Erotic Edge

22 Erotic Stories for Couples

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Author: Lonnie Barbach

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101666692

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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In this long-awaited, graphically intense exploration of seduction, romance, and erotic fantasy, no taboos are put on shared pleasure or the imagination of desire. Lonnie Barbach, a highly regarded professional in the field of sexuality and relationships, has collected 22 erotic and arousing stories written by both men and women. In her commentaries, Barbach examines the strong connection between men's sexual response and visual stimuli, contrasted with the importance of foreplay and mental suduction for women, and offers advice on how to use particular stories as a starting point for sexual encounters.

The Collected Works of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Yellow Wallpaper, Women and Economics, Herland, Suffrage Songs and Verses, and Why I Wrote 'The Yellow Wallpaper'

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Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781395073

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a leading feminist thinker of her age, is best known for her novella "The Yellow Wallpaper" which is a chilling description of post-partum depression. This volume also contains "Why I wrote 'The Yellow Wallpaper'," "Herland" (a novel set in a society consisting solely of women), "Women and Economics - A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution," and a selection of her verse.

The Jew of New York

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Author: Ben Katchor

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 97

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A failed 1825 effort to establish a Jewish state on an island near Buffalo, New York, forms the starting point for a graphic novel, set on the streets of 1830s New York, that follows a diverse group of colorful characters struggling to establish new lives for themselves in the New World. 17,500 first printing.

If I Were A Man

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Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1518392768

Category: Fiction

Page: 10

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman was an American author and prominent feminist. Gilman influenced future generations of feminists with her writings and lifestyle. This edition of If I Were a Man includes a table of contents.