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A Very Different Story: Studies on the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Val Gough and Jill Rudd

Abstract

Almost all of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's work asserts optimistically the possibility for utopian change, yet ironically she is probably most widely celebrated for her darkly tragic story The Yellow Wallpaper. The focus of this essay collection is Gilman's utopianism. Her best-known and critically addressed novel is Herland, and several contributors revisit it in order to deepen our understanding of the complexity of Gilman's utopian vision. The lesser-known Moving the Mountain – deserving of more attention than it has received – is the subject of a full essay, and other essays explore utopian ... More

Keywords: utopianism, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Yellow Wallpaper, Moving the Mountain, short stories

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780853235910
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853235910.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Val Gough, editor

Jill Rudd, editor
University of Liverpool