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Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935)

Autor(a) de The Yellow Wallpaper - story

138+ Works 12,548 Membros 353 Reviews 21 Favorited

About the Author

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born in 1860 in Hartford, Conn. Her traumatic childhood led to depression and to her eventual suicide. Gilman's father abandoned the family when she was a child and her mother, who was not an affectionate woman, recruited relatives to help raise her children. Among mostrar mais these relatives was Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Due to her family situation, Gilman learned independence, but also became alienated from her many female relatives. Gilman married in 1884 and was soon diagnosed with depression. She was prescribed bed rest, which only seemed to aggravate her condition and she eventually divorced her husband, fearing that marriage was partly responsible for her depressed state. After this, Gilman became involved in feminist activities and the writing that made her a major figure in the women's movement. Books such as Women and Economics, written in 1898, are proof of her importance as a feminist. Here she states that only when women learn to be economically independent can true equality be achieved. Her fiction works, particularly The Yellow Wallpaper, are also written with feminist ideals. A frequent lecturer, she also founded the feminist magazine Forerunner in 1909. Gilman, suffering from cancer, chose to end her own life and committed suicide on August 17, 1935. More information about this fascinating figure can be found in her book The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman: An Autobiography, published in 1935. (Bowker Author Biography) Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born in 1860 in Hartford, Conn. Her traumatic childhood led to depression and to her eventual suicide. Gilman's father abandoned the family when she was a child and her mother, who was not an affectionate woman, recruited relatives to help raise her children. Among these relatives was Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Due to her family situation, Gilman learned independence, but also became alienated from her many female relatives. Gilman married in 1884 and was soon diagnosed with depression. She was prescribed bed rest, which only seemed to aggravate her condition and she eventually divorced her husband, fearing that marriage was partly responsible for her depressed state. After this, Gilman became involved in feminist activities and the writing that made her a major figure in the women's movement. Books such as Women and Economics, written in 1898, are proof of her importance as a feminist. Here she states that only when women learn to be economically independent can true equality be achieved. Her fiction works, particularly The Yellow Wallpaper, are also written with feminist ideals. A frequent lecturer, she also founded the feminist magazine Forerunner in 1909. Gilman, suffering from cancer, chose to end her own life and committed suicide on August 17, 1935. More information about this fascinating figure can be found in her book The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman: An Autobiography, published in 1935. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Yellow Wallpaper - story (1892) 3,222 cópias
Herland (1915) 2,616 cópias
Herland and Selected Stories (1892) 312 cópias
Women and Economics (1898) 212 cópias
Unpunished: A Mystery (1998) 120 cópias
Herland/The Yellow Wallpaper (1600) 88 cópias
With Her in Ourland (1916) 68 cópias
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 1 (2017) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias
What Diantha Did (1912) 47 cópias
The Crux (1911) 44 cópias
Moving the Mountain (2009) 40 cópias
21 Essential American Short Stories (2011) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Benigna Machiavelli (1993) 12 cópias
The Yellow Wallpaper (2021) 9 cópias
If I Were A Man (1914) 9 cópias
Concerning Children (2002) 5 cópias
When I Was a Witch (2017) 5 cópias
The Classic Gothic Horror Collection (2021) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Making a Living 2 cópias
The yellow wallpaper 1 exemplar(es)
Martha's Mother 1 exemplar(es)
Her Houskeeper 1 exemplar(es)
Three Thanksgivings 1 exemplar(es)
My Poor Aunt 1 exemplar(es)
The Unexpected 1 exemplar(es)
Herland Illustrated 1 exemplar(es)
Herland Annotated (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Cross-Examining Santa Claus (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Human work (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
Mrs. Beazley's Deeds 1 exemplar(es)
Joan's Defender 1 exemplar(es)
Spoken To 1 exemplar(es)
Her Beauty 1 exemplar(es)
Mrs. Elder's Idea 1 exemplar(es)
A Mischievous Rudiment 1 exemplar(es)
Collected Stories 1 exemplar(es)
Žuti tapet i druge priče (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
The Forerunner 1 exemplar(es)
Dagi Yerinden Oynatmak (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Turned 1 exemplar(es)
The New England magazine 1 exemplar(es)
The Crux (Annotated): A Novel (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
La ‰carta gialla 1 exemplar(es)
Old Mrs. Crosley 1 exemplar(es)
The Boys and the Butter 1 exemplar(es)
[No title] 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Contribuinte — 753 cópias
The Dark Descent (1987) — Contribuinte — 726 cópias
Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway (2004) — Contribuinte — 596 cópias
The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (1992) — Contribuinte — 542 cópias
American Gothic Tales (1996) — Contribuinte — 462 cópias
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Contribuinte — 414 cópias
Great Short Stories by American Women (1996) — Contribuinte — 414 cópias
The Essential Feminist Reader (2007) — Contribuinte — 320 cópias
The World's Greatest Short Stories (2006) — Contribuinte — 272 cópias
Gothic Short Stories (2002) — Contribuinte — 246 cópias
Daughters of Decadence: Women Writers of the Fin-de-Siècle (1993) — Contribuinte — 184 cópias
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (1990) — Contribuinte — 152 cópias
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuinte — 119 cópias
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Contribuinte — 116 cópias
The Lifted Veil: Women's 19th Century Stories (2005) — Contribuinte — 114 cópias
The Utopia Reader (1999) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
Evil Roots: Killer Tales of the Botanical Gothic (2019) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
The American Fantasy Tradition (2002) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
65 Great Spine Chillers (1988) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
The 13 Best Horror Stories of All Time (2002) — Contribuinte — 79 cópias
Wolf's Complete Book of Terror (1979) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
Selected Stories from the 19th Century (2000) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
Haunted House Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2019) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
The Medusa in the Shield (1990) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
Dark: Stories of Madness, Murder and the Supernatural (2000) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
Lost Worlds Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2017) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
The Experience of the American Woman (1978) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
An Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories (1989) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Horror Stories: Classic Tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson (2014) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Best Loved Short Stories of Nineteenth Century America (2003) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
Haunting Women (1988) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
American Gothic Short Stories (2019) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
Medusa's Daughters (2020) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
Eight Strange Tales (1972) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Rediscoveries: American Short Stories by Women, 1832-1916 (1994) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
More Macabre (1961) — Autor — 31 cópias
American gothic : An anthology 1787–1916 (1999) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Deadlier: 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women (2017) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
The Other Woman: Stories of Two Women and a Man (1993) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Restless Spirits: Ghost Stories by American Women, 1872-1926 (1996) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
A Quaint and Curious Volume: Tales and Poems of the Gothic (2019) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
The Cold Embrace: Weird Stories by Women (2016) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
The Wrong Turning: Encounters with Ghosts (2021) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Witches' Brew: Horror and Supernatural Stories by Women (1984) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
The Great Modern American Stories: An Anthology (1920) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Great Tales Of The Supernatural (1978) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Evergreen Stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Best of Women's Short Stories, Volume I (2005) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Virginia's Sisters: An anthology of women's writing (2023) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Gilman, Charlotte Anna Perkins
Outros nomes
Stetson, Charlotte Perkins
Data de nascimento
1860-07-03
Data de falecimento
1935-08-17
Local de enterro
cremated
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Local de falecimento
Pasedena, California, USA
Causa da morte
suicide
Locais de residência
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Pasadena, California, USA
New York, New York, USA
Norwich, Connecticut, USA
Educação
Rhode Island School of Design
Ocupação
novelist
short story writer
social reformer
magazine editor
public speaker
economist (mostrar todas 8)
women's rights activist
suffragist
Relacionamentos
Stowe, Harriet Beecher (great-aunt)
Beecher, Catharine (great-aunt)
Hooker, Isabella Beecher (great-aunt)
Pequena biografia
Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born in Hartford, Connecticut, to Frederick Beecher Perkins and his wife Mary Fitch Westcott.
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Catharine Beecher, and Isabella Beecher Hooker, three of the most distinguished 19th-century American writers and women's advocates were her great-aunts of whom she was very proud. Charlotte herself became a noted writer, public speaker, economist, and women's rights and suffrage activist. In 1884, at the age of 24, she married Charles Walter Stetson, an aspiring artist, and the following year gave birth to their daughter. Shortly after the birth, Charlotte suffered a serious bout of what today would be diagnosed as post-partum depression. Her best remembered work today is her semi-autobiographical short story "The Yellow Wallpaper," published in 1892. She also wrote a famous treatise, Women and Economics (1898), in which she said women could never be truly independent until they first had economic freedom. This theme was explored through her lectures, her more than 1,000 nonfiction publications, and her fiction. In 1900, Gilman remarried to her first cousin, George Houghton Gilman. Over the next 25 years, Charlotte also ran her own magazine, The Forerunner, in which many of her stories appeared. An advocate of euthanasia, Gilman ended her life at the age of 75 with an overdose of chloroform. Her work fell into obscurity until it was revived by the women’s movement in the 1960s. In 1994, Charlotte Perkins Gilman was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York.

Membros

Discussions

Resenhas

misogyny from beginning to end! a perfect world full of only women built through eugenics…….
 
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highlandcow | outras 69 resenhas | Mar 13, 2024 |
Solid three star rating. Writing was well done, Gothic tale that grabbed my interest, and something worth reading. The story makes me want to read more from this author. If it wasn’t for the TBR game I created, I probably wouldn’t never have picked this book up because I would not have known about it. Looking forward to reading more.
 
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mybookloveobsession | outras 144 resenhas | Mar 12, 2024 |
A quick read - not a single sentence longer than it had to be - but one of the most compelling and powerful short stories I have read.
 
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soylentgreen23 | outras 56 resenhas | Mar 6, 2024 |
This book has tons of potential. Unfortunately, the author's idealism and the politics of the day got in the way of a good story.

Like others have said, I wish this book could have even touched on sexuality. I know the book was written at a time where any hint of lesbianism would get your book banned, but my suspension of disbelief could not hold that a country of human women could exist continuously for 2000 years and not think "Oh hey, how about having sex with each other?"

I enjoyed the sort of anthropological perspective and I think that's probably the best way to approach a story who's main character is actually a society taken as a whole.

I do wish that of the 3 explorers, that one of them had been a woman. It would have really fleshed out the story. And the story was in dire need of fleshing out because it came off as really two dimensional.

The story as it is can be boiled down to: a few guys go to an idealized feminist utopia and become quite startled to learn that women are not actually their personal playthings.

Not a bad lesson, to be sure. But one that could have been delivered by something other than a 10 pound sledgehammer to the face.
… (mais)
 
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Ivia | outras 69 resenhas | Feb 29, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
138
Also by
76
Membros
12,548
Popularidade
#1,867
Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
353
ISBNs
761
Idiomas
18
Favorito
21

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