Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman audiobook

Herland

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Read by William Dufris

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200095599

  • ISBN: 9798200095582

  • ISBN: 9798200095605

Runtime: 7.02 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland, first published in 1915, is a feminist utopian novel that describes an isolated society composed entirely of women—a progressive, environmentally conscious land where peace and rationality reign and poverty is unknown. Told from the perspective of Vandyk Jennings, a male sociology student who sets out with his two friends to determine whether Herland really exists, the novel ironically and pointedly critiques the arbitrary nature of many gender norms as it highlights the irrational features of the men's society and asserts women's fundamental capacity for reason and cooperation. Herland is a landmark work of feminist thought whose themes are as vital today as they were in the early twentieth century.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Herland is utopia with a smlle, a gentle, witty version of what women can be. As fascinating to women for what it omits entirely as for what it discovers and invents for us, it is a fast and invigorating read. Marge Plercy

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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.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 7.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English