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Extended Audio Sample Herland (Unabridged), by Charlotte Perkins-Gilman
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,965 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charlotte Perkins-Gilman Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 20th century.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Carissa | 2/18/2014

    " Wacky, weird (those are good things), but ultimately kind of sickening in its advocacy of eugenics . . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristen | 1/29/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book! Charlotte Perkins Gilman was ahead of her time when she wrote Herland! She illustrates perfectly why we need to challenge gender roles! Herland is still a relevant read and a must read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Natalie Schipano | 1/15/2014

    " Another hateful book I had to read for a class on Utopia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Catherine | 1/14/2014

    " An interesting take on "utopia." Short and sweet, this book is slightly tangled in perceptions of Gilman's time (savagery, Christianity, "civilization"), but nonetheless, her book is well-written and invokes more thought into male-female dynamics. "

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