The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman's famous short story on mental health, The Yellow Wallpaper, is brought together with her feminist utopian novel Herland in this giftable hardback introduced by Lucy Mangan. The Yellow Wallpaper is a beguiling short story of one woman's declining mental health. The nameless narrator and her physician husband move into a grand colonial manor where endless rest and relaxation are prescribed to cure her nervous disposition. Denied any work or social stimulation by her husband, the narrator spends an increasing amount of time in her attic bedroom, where the lurid yellow wallpaper and it's sprawling patterns have crept into the fabric of her increasingly turbulent mind. Herland is a feminist utopian novel following an allmale expedition to find the mysterious Herland, a community consisting solely of women who have built a progressive society on the values of motherhood and education. Charlotte Perkins Gilman's caustic wit and her classic and progressive views on feminism and mental health are powerfully showcased in these two works. This edition is introduced by journalist and author Lucy Mangan. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocketsized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.