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Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Book Overview: 

Herland is a utopian novel written by feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The book describes an isolated society comprised entirely of Aryan women who reproduce via parthenogenesis (asexual reproduction). The result is an ideal social order, free of war, conflict and domination.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .They may have some peculiar division of labor we've never heard of," I suggested. "The men may live in separate towns, or they may have subdued them—somehow—and keep them shut up. But there must be some."

"That last suggestion of yours is a nice one, Van," Terry protested. "Same as they've got us subdued and shut up! you make me shiver."

"Well, figure it out for yourself, anyway you please. We saw plenty of kids, the first day, and we've seen those girls—"

"Real girls!" Terry agreed, in immense relief. "Glad you mentioned 'em. I declare, if I thought there was nothing in the country but those grenadiers I'd jump out the window."

"Speaking of windows," I suggested, "let's examine ours."

We looked out of all the windows. The blinds opened easily enough, and there were no bars, but the prospect was not reassuring.

This was not the pink-walled town we had so rashly entered the day before. Our . . . Read More

Community Reviews

i feel like, as a lady, i should have liked this more. i thought it was okay; i liked some of the gentle satire poked at recontextualizing the things we take for granted about our society, which is supposed to make us laugh and blush. but i think i would go mad here. it's a little too wide-eyed step

3,5. Matriarcadia nos habla de una sociedad utópica donde solo existen mujeres. Estas han creado una comunidad donde la sororidad y el reparto de tareas son sus principales características. A este país libre e infinitamente más avanzado que el resto del mundo, llegarán de pronto tres hombres, de muy

“Zaten vatanperverlik, yani fanatiklik, ulusal çıkarların göz ardı edildiği, sahtekarlığın ve milyonlarca insanın acı çekmesine kayıtsızlığın görüldüğü yerlerde bulunur. Vatanperverliğin büyük bir kısmı gurur, daha büyük bir kısmı ise savaşçılıktır. Yani vatanperverlik genellikle kavgaya her an hazı

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“ … Why, this is a civilized country!” I protested. “There must be men.”

At the outset of HERLAND, any reader who has ever enjoyed a Victorian or early 20th century adventure tale will be in no doubt about the nature of what they are about to read - the narrative style; the bombastic attitude of the

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