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The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland

The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Macmillan Collector's Library



Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s progressive views on feminism and mental health are powerfully showcased in her two most famous stories. The Yellow Wallpaper skilfully charts one woman's struggle with depression whilst Herland is an entertaining imagining of an all female utopia.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is introduced by journalist and author Lucy Mangan.

Confined to her attic bedroom and isolated from her newborn baby, the nameless narrator of The Yellow Wallpaper keeps a secret diary in which she records the sprawling and shifting patterns of the room’s lurid yellow wallpaper as she slowly sinks into madness. This chilling story is based on the author’s own experience of depression. In Herland, a trio of men set out to discover an all-female community rumoured to be hidden deep in the jungle. What they find surprises them all; they’re captured by women who, for two thousand years, have lived in a peaceful and prosperous utopia without men.

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born in 1960 in Connecticut. Her father left when she was young and Gilman spent the rest of her childhood in poverty. As an adult she took classes at the Rhode Island School of Design and supported herself financially as a tutor, painter and artist. She had a short marriage with an artist and suffered serious postnatal depression after the birth of their daughter. In 1888 Gilman moved to California where she became involved in feminist organisations. In California she was inspired to write and published The Yellow Wallpaper in The New England Magazinein 1892. In later life she was diagnosed with breast cancer and died by suicide in 1935.