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    Landmark Feminist Utopian Fiction

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Herland. [serialized in:] The Forerunner. New York: The Charleton Company, 1915. Vol. VI, No. 1 through Vol. VI, No. 12. January, 1915 - December, 1915. First edition, signed by the author on the front endpaper, containing the first appearance of Gilman's novel, 'Herland,' serialized, in publisher's binding. Large octavo. Brick-red cloth spine and front board lettered and stamped in black. 336, [337-340: index] pages. Covers faintly dust soiled at extremities, top edge slightly foxed. Near fine.

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    The novel is set on the eve of World War I and tells the story of three American male explorers who encounter an all-female society; it was not published separately, in book form, until 1979.

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935), was a novelist, poet, socialist, and noted feminist theorist; her work 'Herland,' was "a masterpiece of feminist Utopian fiction, which celebrates the strength and vigor of a community of women without men..." [Blain et al. Feminist Companion to Literature in English, p. 427]; Cawthorn and Moorcock [Fantasy: The 100 Best Books (1991)]; Bleiler [Science Fiction: The Early Years (1991)]; Internet Speculative Fiction Database; Pringle [The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction (1990)]; Clute and Nicholls [The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1995)]; Feminist Science Fiction, Fantasy & Utopia [www.feministsf.org (1994)].





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