A study of Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
A study of the feminist utopia published in 1915.
Herland is a utopian novel written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in 1915. It was originally serialized in The Forerunner, a monthly magazine she wrote and published by herself from 1909 to 1916, and it is my favorite of the utopian novels I’ve read so far.
The book takes place in Herland, a community of 3 million women. Isolated after their men die at war, the women have evolved and no longer need men to reproduce—they produce only women. Their country is filled with castles and estates wrapped around beautiful gardens—all of the buildings pink.