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When I Was a Witch & Other Stories (Foundations of Feminist Fiction)

When I Was a Witch & Other Stories (Foundations of Feminist Fiction)

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Publication Date: August 29th, 2023
Flame Tree 451
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A powerful collection of early feminist stories from the activist and writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

Gilman created a world that could be viewed from the feminist gaze. She focused on how women were not just stay-at-home mothers they were expected to be but also people who had dreams, who were able to travel and work just as men did, and whose goals included a society where women were just as important as men. In the early 1900s this was striking and revolutionary. The stories in this collection are: 'A Coincidence'; 'According To Solomon', 'An Offender', 'A Middle-Sized Artist', 'Martha's Mother', 'Her Housekeeper', 'When I Was A Witch', 'Making a Living', 'A Coincidence, The Cottagette', 'The Boys and the Butter', 'My Astonishing Dodo', and 'A Word In Season'.

About the Author

Celebrated feminist writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935) was born in Hartford, Connecticut. She is perhaps best remembered as the author of the short story ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’, which details a woman’s descent into madness after she is cooped up in a misguided attempt to restore her to health. The story was a clear indicator of Gilman’s views on the restraints of women and related to her own treatment for postpartum depression.

Catherine J. Golden is professor of English and the Tisch Chair in Arts and Letters (2017–22) at Skidmore College. She is author of Serials to Graphic Novels: The Evolution of the Victorian Illustrated Book (2017), Posting It: The Victorian Revolution in Letter Writing (2009), and Images of the Woman Reader in Victorian British and American Fiction (2003). She is editor of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wall-Paper: A Sourcebook and Critical Edition (2004), co-editor of The Mixed Legacy of Charlotte Perkins Gilman (with Joanna Zangrando, 2000), and a regular contributor to the Victorian Web and Illustration Magazine, a British arts journal.