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Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
By: (1860-1935)

Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a thought-provoking and captivating novel that explores the concept of an all-female society. The story follows three male explorers who stumble upon the isolated utopian land of Herland, where women have established a harmonious and advanced civilization without the presence of men.

Gilman's portrayal of Herland is both utopian and realistic, highlighting the importance of gender equality, cooperation, and mutual respect in society. The characters are complex and well-developed, each representing different viewpoints on gender roles and societal norms.

The novel's exploration of feminism, motherhood, and the inherent differences between men and women challenges traditional gender stereotypes and sheds light on the potential for a more peaceful and egalitarian world.

Overall, Herland is a thought-provoking and engaging read that offers a fresh perspective on gender relations and the possibilities of a society without the influence of patriarchy. Gilman's writing is insightful and compelling, making this novel a must-read for anyone interested in feminist literature and social commentary.

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Herland is a utopian novel from 1915, written by feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The book describes an isolated society comprised entirely of Aryan women who reproduce via parthenogenesis (asexual reproduction). The result is an ideal social order, free of war, conflict and domination. It first appeared as a serial in Perkin’s monthly magazine Forerunner.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - August 18, 2013
Subject: excellent
Really excellent book. Wonderful story, nice reading. I had a very nice time listening to the story and thinking about its meaning. Thank you.

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