Charlotte Perkins Gilman : a study of the short fiction

by Knight, Denise D., 1954-

Format: Print Book 1997
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS1744.G57 Z734 1997
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Call Number  PS1744.G57 Z734 1997
"Declaring that her mission was "to find out what ailed society, and how most easily and naturally to improve it," Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) was among the vanguard of American first-wave feminists." "With Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Study of the Short Fiction, Denise D. Knight, a distinguished Gilman scholar, contributes a much-needed overview and assessment of the writer's short stories. Arguing that Gilman's short fiction is both didactic and utopian in articulating her vision of social reform - that Gilman's stories "re-create the world according to her vision of the ideal" - Knight offers important insights of students and scholars alike." "Surveying Gilman's body of stories, this study investigates the early, autobiographical Forerunner and other stories to pinpoint the writer's ideology and advocacy of the principles of nationalism and reform Darwinism; a separate section evaluates "The Yellow Wall-Paper," placing it in the context of Gilman's larger corpus. A sampling of Gilman's own statements about her work, drawn from various autobiographical sources both published and unpublished, follows; augmenting it are the observations of Gilman's friend and professional colleague Amy Wellington. Of particular interest is a collection of salient critical essays, three of them specially commissioned for this study."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Series Twayne's studies in short fiction ; no. 68.
Subjects Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, -- 1860-1935 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Short story.
Publisher New York : London :Twayne Publishers ;1997
Prentice Hall International,
Contributors Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935.
Language English
Description xiv, 234 pages ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-228) and index.
ISBN 0805708669 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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