ISBN: 0486404293
EAN13: 9780486404295
Language: English
Publication Date: Jun 18, 1998
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 8.1" L x 5.2" W
Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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A forgotten feminist classic about a civilization without men.

A mirror image to Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale, Herland is Charlotte Gilman's feminist utopian novel that attempts to paint a portrait of an all-female society and its resulting accomplishments. Herland is a paradise: no war, no crime, no hunger, no waste, no vanity, no jealousy and no heartbreak.

First appearing as serial installments in Charlotte Gilman's own Forerunner magazine in 1915, Herland was not published as a single volume until the feminist movement revived it in the 1970s. Though it was written close to a century ago, Herland depicts a utopian vision that successfully incorporates a feminist philosophy and critique.

In spite of certain cultural stereotypes that persist in the novel, Herland is still a relevant and powerful model of feminist thought and community. Gilman's own use of language in Herland is uniquely feminist. She frequently utilizes plays on words and her own word coinages in her descriptions.

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