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Herland
by Charlotte Perkins Gilman | Literature & Fiction
Registered by PYP-845222 on 8/2/2007
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by SociableHermit): to be read


4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by PYP-845222 on Thursday, August 02, 2007

8 out of 10

I read this for a utopian fiction course in university. very interesting take on the world's power structure. 


Journal Entry 2 by PYP-845222 at Sent to fellow bookcrosser in Surface mail, A Trade -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, August 02, 2007

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Released 10 yrs ago (8/5/2007 UTC) at Sent to fellow bookcrosser in Surface mail, A Trade -- Controlled Releases

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I am sending this book off as an RABCK to rednumbertwo.
 


Journal Entry 3 by rednumbertwo from Ottawa, Ontario Canada on Monday, August 13, 2007

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I guess this book had slipped my mind, so when I found it in my mailbox, I was extra thrilled. Thanks for your generosity, aliaskris29. I didn''t realize that Charlotte Perkins Gilman had also written The Yellow Wallpaper, a story I love so much. Now I''m even more excited to read it. 


Journal Entry 4 by rednumbertwo from Ottawa, Ontario Canada on Saturday, September 08, 2007

10 out of 10

I have so much to say about this little book! I love it when you find out about an old book that you had never heard of, and it ends up being just perfect for you. This feminist utopia never felt too smug or anything to me, although other readers might disagree. The women of Herland were just so modest and kind, that even though their world was clearly lovely and perfect, they never felt superior about it. I kept noting sections that I thought were especially good, but they are too numerous to list here! I will have to pick just one delightful quote, when the men are trying to explain the concept of maiden names to the women:

"Change them? Do the husbands then take the wives' 'maiden names'?"
"Oh no," he laughed. "The man keeps his own and gives it to her, too."
"Then she just loses hers and takes a new one - how unpleasant! We won't do that!"

Ok, just one more, from page 50:

This lead me very promptly to the conviction that those "feminine charms" we are so fond of are not feminine at all, but mere reflected masculinity - developed to please us because they had to please us, and in no way essential to the real fulfillment of their great process.

aliaskris29, thanks so much for sending this to me. I want to know what course you have to take to get to read stuff like this! Certainly none of the engineering courses I had to take... This book is definitely reserved for my sister. 


Journal Entry 5 by Matty from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Thursday, January 03, 2008

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Thanks rednumbertwo! There are so many wonderful books in this bunch, I don't know where to start! 


Journal Entry 6 by Matty at Second Cup – Graham & Edmonton in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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Released 3 wks ago (8/22/2017 UTC) at Second Cup – Graham & Edmonton in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

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This surprisingly held up to the test of time and I really enjoyed reading it.

I'll leave this at the OBCZ after our monthly meeting g of bookcrossers if no one wants to take it home.  


Journal Entry 7 by SociableHermit at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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The book sounded interesting,and it looks like a fairly fast read . I see how it goes :) 


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