What Diantha Did by Charlotte Perkins Gilman audiobook

What Diantha Did

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Read by Gabrielle de Cuir

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799927143

  • ISBN: 9781799927136

  • ISBN: 9781799927150

Runtime: 7.19 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

First published serially in Gilman’s magazine The Forerunner from 1909–1910, What Diantha Did is the story of Diantha Bell, a young woman who leaves her home and her fiancé to start a housecleaning business. A resourceful heroine, Diantha quickly expands her business into an enterprise that includes a maid service, cooked food delivery service, a restaurant, and a hotel. By assigning a cash value to women’s “invisible” work, providing a means for the wellbeing and moral uplift of working girls, and releasing middle-class and leisure-class women from the burden of conventional domestic chores, Diantha proves to her family and community the benefits of professionalized housekeeping.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman is best known for “The Yellow Wallpaper,” her famous 1892 tale of a woman’s decent into madness, which is considered an important early work of American feminist literature due to its illustration of the attitudes towards the mental and physical health of women in the nineteenth century. What Diantha Did, Gilman’s first novel, provides indispensable insight into Gilman’s legacy of social thought.

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Author Bio: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935) gained much of her fame with lectures on women’s issues, ethics, labor, human rights, and social reform. She often referred to these themes in her fiction. She is best remembered for her 1892 short story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” based on her own bout with severe postpartum depression and misguided medical treatment.

Titles by Author

See All

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 7.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English