The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland embodies Charlotte Perkins Gilman's radical feminism and her lifelong battle to give women a voice in a world ruled by men.
Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is introduced by journalist and author Lucy Mangan.
Trapped in her attic bedroom and isolated from her newborn baby, the nameless narrator of The Yellow Wallpaper keeps a secret diary in which she charts the sprawling patterns of the room's lurid yellow wallpaper as she slowly sinks into madness. This chilling short story is based on the author's own experience of depression and an enforced rest cure.
In Herland, a trio of men set out to discover an all-female community rumoured to be hidden deep in an unnamed jungle. What they find far exceeds expectations; they're captured by highly educated women who, for two thousand years, have lived in a peaceful and prosperous utopia.