The Yellow Wall-Paper, Herland, and Selected Writings

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Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101145029

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.

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.

The Yellow Wall-Paper

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Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141397438

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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'The color is hideous enough, and unreliable enough, and infuriating enough, but the pattern is torturing.' Written with barely controlled fury after she was confined to her room for 'nerves' and forbidden to write, Gilman's pioneering feminist horror story scandalized nineteenth-century readers with its portrayal of a woman who loses her mind because she has literally nothing to do. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935). Gilman's work is available in Penguin Classics in The Yellow Wall-Paper, Herland and Selected Writings.

Die Gelbe Tapete

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Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781507629772

Category: Fiction

Page: 26

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Beste f�r die 1892 Titelgeschichte dieser Sammlung bekannt , eine ersch�tternde Geschichte der Abstammung der Frau in den Wahnsinn , Charlotte Perkins Gilman schrieb mehr als 200 anderen Kurzgeschichten. Sieben ihrer besten sind hier abgedruckt .Geschrieben aus feministischer Perspektive , oft mit Schwerpunkt auf dem untergeordneten Status von Frauen in der Gesellschaft gew�hrt , geh�ren die Geschichten " gedreht ", eine ironische Geschichte mit einer �berraschenden Wendung, in der ein Mann verf�hrt und impr�gniert eine naive Diener ; " Cottagette ", �ber die Romantik eines jungen K�nstler und ein Mann, der offenbar zu gut um wahr zu sein ist ; "Mr. Peebles 'Heart ", eine befreiende Geschichte eines um die f�nfzig Ladenbesitzer , deren Schwester -in-law , ein Arzt, �berredet ihn, eine Solo- Reise nach Europa zu nehmen, mit belebenden Ergebnisse ; "The Yellow Wallpaper" ; und drei weitere hervorragende Geschichten.Diese charmanten Geschichten sind nicht nur sehr gut lesbar und voller Humor und Erfindung , bieten aber auch gen�gend Stoff zum Nachdenken �ber die soziale, wirtschaftliche und pers�nliche Beziehung von Mann und Frau - und wie sie verbessert werden k�nnten.

Adventures in Friendship

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Author: David Grayson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548389109

Category:

Page: 102

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Those who fell in love with "Adventures in Contentment" and the man who went straight into nature's heart and read her message, will welcome with delight this "Adventures in Friendship." The beauty of the open is in every page.

The Yellow Wallpaper and Selected Writings

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Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

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It is stripped off - the paper - in great patches . . . The colour is repellent . . . In the places where it isn't faded and where the sun is just so - I can see a strange, provoking, formless sort of figure, that seems to skulk about . . .' Based on the author's own experiences, 'The Yellow Wallpaper' is the chilling tale of a woman driven to the brink of insanity by the 'rest cure' prescribed after the birth of her child. Isolated in a crumbling colonial mansion, in a room with bars on the windows, the tortuous pattern of the yellow wallpaper winds its way into the recesses of her mind. Charlotte Perkins Gilman was America's leading feminist intellectual of the early twentieth century. In addition to her masterpiece 'The Yellow Wallpaper', this new edition includes a selection of her best short fiction and extracts from her autobiography.

The Female Fantastic

Gendering the Supernatural in the 1890s and 1920s

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Author: Lizzie Harris McCormick,Jennifer Mitchell,Rebecca Soares

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351107771

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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For women-identified writers of both eras, the fantastic offered double vision. Not only did the genre offer strategic cover for challenging the status quo, but also a heuristic mechanism for teasing out the gendered psyche’s links to creative, personal, and erotic agency. These dynamic presentations of female and gender-queer subjectivity, are linked in intriguing and complex matrices to key moments in gender(ed) history. This volume contains essays from international scholars covering a wide range of topics, including werewolves, mummies, fairies, demons, time travel, ghosts, haunted spaces and objects, race, gender, queerness, monstrosity, madness, incest, empire, medicine, and science. By interrogating two non-consecutive decades, we seek to uncover the inter-relationships among fantastic literature, feminism, and modern identity and culture. Indeed, while this book considers the relationship between the 1890s and 1920s, it is more an examination of women’s modernism in light of gendered literary production during the fin-de-siècle than the reverse.

Frauengesundheit in Theorie und Praxis

Feministische Perspektiven in den Gesundheitswissenschaften

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Author: Gerlinde Mauerer

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 383941461X

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Dieses Buch zeigt die theoretischen und praktischen Verbindungen von Frauengesundheitsforschung, Frauengesundheitspraxis und Feministischen Theorien. Historische, politische und gesellschaftliche Analysen zu Frauengesundheit werden durch aktuelle Perspektiven aus der Praxis ergänzt. Aus unterschiedlichen disziplinären Perspektiven, etwa Gesundheitsförderung und Public Health, Gesundheits- und Medizinsoziologie, Körpersoziologie und Gender Studies, beschäftigen sich Praktikerinnen mit dem Thema »Frauengesundheit«. Auch Nicht-Wissenschaftlerinnen finden hier breit gefächerte Identifizierungsangebote im Hinblick auf die (Selbst-)Analyse und Anwendung feministischer Theorien.

Penguin Classics: The Catalogue

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Author: Penguin Classics

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718193474

Category: Reference

Page: 176

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'From books, all I seek is to give myself pleasure by an honourable pastime' Michel de Montaigne In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of The Odyssey established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over sixty-five years, Penguin Classics have been making works that were once the sole preserve of academics accessible to everyone; this catalogue offers a complete list of all titles in print across the list - more than 1,200 books, from Aristotle and Austen, to Zola and Zamyatin. It also features Michel de Montaigne's enchanting essay 'On Books'. 'The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it for me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself' E. V. Rieu

Cocktails for Book Lovers

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Author: Tessa Smith McGovern

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402293429

Category: Cooking

Page: 144

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The perfect pairing for anyone with a literary thirst! From Jane Austen's little-known fondness for wine to Hemingway's beloved mojitos, literature and libations go hand in hand. Cocktails for Book Lovers blends these in a delectable book that will delight both readers and cocktail enthusiasts alike. This irresistible collection features 50 original and classic cocktail recipes based on works of famous authors and popular drinks of their eras, including Orange Champagne Punch, Salted Caramel and Bourbon Milkshakes, and even Zombie Cola. So dip in, pick your favorite author or book, and take a sip—or start at the beginning and work your way through. Cheers! Cocktails inspired by your favorite authors: • Charlotte Bronte • Dani Shapiro • Dorothy Parker • Ernest Hemingway • F. Scott Fitzgerald • Flannery O'Connor • Jhumpa Lahiri • Junot Diaz • Virginia Woolf • Wally Lamb • And 40 more!

Mein Zuhause: bunt & selbstgemacht

Stoffe, Farben, Muster, Deko

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Author: Selina Lake

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641092116

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

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Bunt ist beautiful Minimalismus ade – dieses Buch ist eine Augenweide und bringt Farbe und Freude in Ihre Wohnung! Überall sieht man Selbstgemachtes: allerlei heitere Muster und Patchwork auf Kissen, Lampenschirmen und Decken, folkloristische Handwerkskunst, Retro-Geschirr in fröhlichen Farben, stylishe Accessoires, liebevoll restaurierte Flohmarktschätze und Unikate in bunten Farben. Die Autorinnen zeigen, wie sich mit Farben und Mustern und dem kreativen Recycling von Möbeln, Leuchten, Textilien oder Deko auf einfache und kostengünstige Weise ein charmanter und persönlicher Wohnstil umsetzen lässt, sei es in Wohn- und Essbereich, Küche und Bad, Schlaf- und Kinderzimmer oder gar im Freien. Aber auch all denjenigen, die nicht selbst werkeln möchten, wird Inspiration in Hülle und Fülle geboten, außerdem Tipps, wie und wo man außergewöhnliche Stücke, individuelle Möbel und charmante Accessoires auftreibt, auf dem Flohmarkt, im Second-Hand-Laden oder im Internet. • Sympathisches Ideenbuch mit Inspirationen in Hülle und Fülle für alle Bereiche der Wohnung • Trendthema »Do it yourself« • Praktischer Anhang mit Bezugsquellen und Infos zu allen Stylisten, Designern und Künstlern

Herland and Selected Stories

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Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698186060

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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At the turn of the twentieth century, Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a celebrity—acclaimed as a leader in the feminist movement and castigated for her divorce, her relinquishment of custody of her daughter, and her unconventional second marriage. She was also widely read, with stories in popular magazines and with dozens of books in print. Her most famous short story, the intensely personal “The Yellow Wallpaper,” was read as a horror story when first published in 1892 and then lapsed into obscurity before being rediscovered and reinterpreted by feminist scholars in the 1970s. Noted anthologist Barbara Solomon has put together a remarkable collection of Gilman’s fiction, which includes twenty short stories and the complete text of Herland, the landmark utopian novel that remained unavailable for more than sixty years. From “The Unexpected,” printed in Kate Field’s Washington in 1890, to such later tales as “Mrs. Elder’s Idea,” published in Gilman’s own periodical, The Forerunner, readers can again encounter this witty, original, and audacious woman who dared to challenge the status quo and who created fiction that continues to be fresh and timeless. Edited and with an Introduction by Barbara H. Solomon

Beutezeit

Roman

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Author: Jack Ketchum

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641141354

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Wenn Menschen zu Bestien werden Drei junge Paare wollen eine Urlaubswoche in einem abgelegenen Ferienhaus an der amerikanischen Ostküste verbringen. Was sie nicht wissen: Die Gegend wird von einer Gruppe Verwahrloster heimgesucht, die unter primitivsten Bedingungen leben und Urlauber nur als Beute betrachten. Die Jagd beginnt ... Jack Ketchums brillanter Debütroman gilt schon lange als Klassiker der Horrorliteratur. Sein entlarvender Blick auf die Grundmauern unserer Gesellschaft ist ein schockierender Kommentar auf die Frage, wo Menschlichkeit und Zivilisation aufhören und die Herrschaft ungezügelter Brutalität beginnt.

Lady Africa

Roman

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Author: Paula McLain

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841210287

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Die Frau, die den Himmel bezwang. Aufgewachsen als Tochter eines Lords im afrikanischen Busch, interessiert sich die junge Beryl nicht für Seidenkleider und Etikette. Dafür ist sie stark und mutig wie ein Kipsigis-Junge und hat von ihrem Vater alles über Rassepferde gelernt. Doch im britischen Protektorat – dem späteren Kenia – der vorigen Jahrhundertwende ist kein Platz für solch ein ungezähmtes Mädchen. Bis sie in Karen Blixen eine Seelenverwandte findet – und in deren Geliebtem, dem Flieger und Großwildjäger Denys Finch Hutton, das Abenteuer ihres Lebens. Die Autorin des internationalen Bestsellers „Madame Hemingway“ erzählt in diesem großen Afrika-Epos die wahre Geschichte der Flugpionierin Beryl Markham, die als erste Frau den Atlantik überquerte.