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A landmark work of feminist thought, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland depicts an all-female utopia where peace and rationality reign and poverty is unknown.

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland, first published in 1915, is a feminist utopian novel that describes an isolated society composed entirely of women—a progressive, environmentally conscious land where peace and rationality reign and poverty is unknown. Told from the perspective of Vandyk Jennings, a male sociology student who sets out with his two friends to determine whether Herland really exists, the novel ironically and pointedly critiques the arbitrary nature of many gender norms as it highlights the irrational features of the men's society and asserts women's fundamental capacity for reason and cooperation. Herland is a landmark work of feminist thought whose themes are as vital today as they were in the early twentieth century.

"Herland is utopia with a smlle, a gentle, witty version of what women can be. As fascinating to women for what it omits entirely as for what it discovers and invents for us, it is a fast and invigorating read." ---Marge Plercy

"Raise three cheers and stop for a good read...a treat awaits you." ---Cosmopolitan

"Herland is a pure delight." ---Susan Brownmiller


Author Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Narrated by William Dufris

Publication date Mar 28, 2011

Running time 7 hrs

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