Gilman's three utopian novels are made available in one volume for the first time since their original publication. This availability enables the reader to follow the unfolding of Gilman's utopian ideas from their genesis in Moving the Mountain, through their development in her later all-female utopia, Herland, and finally into her satirical critique With Her in Ourland.
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Gilman (1860-1935), author, editor, journalist, and lecturer, was a leading intellectual of her time who fought for women's rights and social justice. Her vision of an egalitarian society emerged in three utopian novels: Moving the Mountain (1911), Herland (1915), and With Her in Ourland (1916), collected here for the first time. Gilman imagined societies in which women could fulfill their human potential; she used her stories as weapons to effect social change. Moving the Mountain and Herland show women participating in all phases of utopian life. With Her in Ourland is a satiric criticism of a character living in a utopian society. In her extensive introduction, Doskow (English, Rowan Univ.) provides a good understanding of Gilman as a woman and author. An interpretation of each novel is included, and a selected bibliography and related primary and secondary sources are also given. Recommended for classic literature collections in any library and essential for women's studies collections in academic libraries.AJoyce Sparrow, St. Petersburg Lib. Sys., FL
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Book Description Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Pr, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0838637612
Book Description Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Pr, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110838637612