"Herland" is a utopian novel from 1915, written by feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The book describes an isolated society composed entirely of women, who reproduce via parthenogenesis (asexual reproduction). The result is an ideal social order: free of war, conflict, and domination. It first appeared as a serial in "The Forerunner," a magazine edited and written by Gilman between 1909 and 1916. The book is the middle volume in her utopian trilogy; it was preceded by "Moving the Mountain" (1911), and followed with a sequel, "With Her in Ourland" (1916).
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On the eve of World War I, an all-female society is discovered somewhere in the distant reaches of the earth by three male explorers who are now forced to re-examine their assumptions about women's roles in society.About the Author:
One of the most influential and eminent American novelists and short story writers, Charlotte Gilman was a leading figure of the feminist movement. She was also an economist and a lecturer. She depicted social realities of women's live in her works.
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