The Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Writings (Abridged / Paperback)
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-There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. Might as well speak of a female liver.---Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935), a leading figure in the women's movement of the early twentieth century, is a pillar of the American feminist canon. This edition of her work includes her best-known story, -The Yellow Wall-paper, - a terrifying tale about a woman driven to the brink of insanity by the -rest cure- she is ordered to follow by her doctor to relieve her postpartum depression. Also included is a wide range of other short stories; an abridged version of her little-known but brilliant utopian novel, Herland, about a peaceful all-female world; and selections from her landmark treatise, Women and Economics, first published in 1898 to universal acclaim.
"The most original and challenging mind which the [women's] movement produced."
--Carrie Chapman Catt