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Charlotte Perkins Gilman : A Biography

By: Davis, Cynthia J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Redwood City : Stanford University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (567 p.).ISBN: 9780804774192.Subject(s): Electronic books. -- local | Feminists -- United States -- Biography | Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, -- 1860-1935 | Women authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography | Women authors, American -- 20th century -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Charlotte Perkins Gilman : A BiographyDDC classification: 818.409 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents -- Illustrations -- Introduction -- Acknowledgments -- 1. "Beginnings" -- 2. "I'm Not Domestic and Don't Want to Be" -- 3. "I Am Not the Combining Sort" -- 4. "A Life with No Beyond!" -- 5. "Begin New" -- 6. "The Duty Farthest" -- 7. "A Woman-at-Large" -- 8. "Living and Loving" -- 9. "A Cleared Path" -- 10. "Readjustment" -- 11. "The Forerunner" -- 12. "Begin Again" -- 13. "A Returned Exile" -- 14. "The Stepping Off Place" -- Postmortem -- Abbreviations -- Notes -- Select Bibliography -- Index
Summary: A biography of Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935): Beecher-descendent, zealous reformer, exhilarating lecturer, prolific writer, scandalous divorcee, ""unnatural mother,"" international celebrity, and life-long controversialist.
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Contents -- Illustrations -- Introduction -- Acknowledgments -- 1. "Beginnings" -- 2. "I'm Not Domestic and Don't Want to Be" -- 3. "I Am Not the Combining Sort" -- 4. "A Life with No Beyond!" -- 5. "Begin New" -- 6. "The Duty Farthest" -- 7. "A Woman-at-Large" -- 8. "Living and Loving" -- 9. "A Cleared Path" -- 10. "Readjustment" -- 11. "The Forerunner" -- 12. "Begin Again" -- 13. "A Returned Exile" -- 14. "The Stepping Off Place" -- Postmortem -- Abbreviations -- Notes -- Select Bibliography -- Index

A biography of Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935): Beecher-descendent, zealous reformer, exhilarating lecturer, prolific writer, scandalous divorcee, ""unnatural mother,"" international celebrity, and life-long controversialist.

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International author, lecturer, and activist, Gilman (1860-1935) is perhaps best known for her much-anthologized, highly autobiographical "The Yellow Wall-Paper" (1892) and for her sociological treatise Women and Economics (1898). Noted Gilman scholar Davis (Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia) has coedited (with Denise Knight) two books on Gilman--Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Her Contemporaries (CH, Dec'04, 42-2053) and Approaches to Teaching Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper" and Herland (2003). Here she offers the most definitive study of Gilman since Ann Lane's to Herland and Beyond: The Life and Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman (CH, Oct'90, 28-0820). The plethora of biographical data the author resurrected informs this comprehensive, scholarly portrait of Gilman's complex, controversial life and career, significantly contributing to the study of American literature, particularly 19th-century American women writers. The book is noteworthy not only for its inclusion of new salient information about Gilman, but for the careful correlations Davis provides to better present Gilman, the private woman, and her particular public forums of activism. Summing Up: Essential. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty. M. L. Mock University of Pittburgh at Johnstown

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Cynthia J. Davis is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. She is the author of Bodily and Narrative Forms: The Influence of Medicine on American Literature, 1845-1915 (Stanford, 2000) and co-editor of Charlotte Perkins Gilman And Her Contemporaries: Literary and Intellectual Contexts (2004) and Approaches to Teaching Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" and Herland (2003).

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