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Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Activist, Author (3-Jul-1860 — 17-Aug-1935)


Polly Wynn Allen. Building Domestic Liberty: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Architectural Feminism. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press. 1988. 195pp.

Cynthia J. Davis. Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Her Contemporaries. University of Alabama Press. 2004. 304pp.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman: An Autobiography. New York: D. Appleton & Co.. 1935.

Catherine J. Golden; Joanna Schneider Zangrando (editors). The Mixed Legacy of Charlotte Perkins Gilman. University of Delaware Press. 2000. 240pp.

Val Gough. A Very Different Story: Studies on the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Liverpool University Press. 1998. 256pp.

Mary A. Hill (editor). Journey From Within: The Love Letters of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1897-1900. Bucknell University Press. 1995. 427pp.

Mary A. Hill. Charlotte Perkins Gilman: The Making of a Radical Feminist, 1860-1896. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press. 1980. 362pp.

Joanne B. Karpinski (editor). Critical Essays on Charlotte Perkins Gilman. New York: G. K. Hall. 1992.

Denise D. Knight (editor). The Diaries of Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia. 1994. (2 vols.) 934pp. Volume I covering 1879-87, Volume II, 1890-1935.

Ann J. Lane. To Herland and Beyond: The Life and Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman. University Press of Virginia. 1997. 413pp.

Jill Rudd. Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Optimist Reformer. University of Iowa Press. 1999.

Gary Scharnhorst. Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Farmington Hills, MI: Twayne Publications. 1985. 143pp.

Gary Scharnhorst. Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Bibliography. Littlefield. 2003.

Beth Sutton-Ramspeck. Raising the Dust: The Literary Housekeeping of Mary Ward, Sarah Grand, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Ohio University Press. 2004. 272pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.100)

  6. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.400)

  7. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.273)

  8. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.192)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.392)

  10. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.161)

  11. Almanac of American Women in the 20th Century (p.25)

  12. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.343)

  13. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.427)

  14. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.224)

  15. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (p.348)

  16. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.221)

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