A Journey from Within

A Journey from Within

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qHistorian Mary A. Hill, who earlier chronicled the life and work of feminist theorist and writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, turns to the private side of Gilman in this annotated collection of love letters the activist wrote to her second husband, Houghton Gilman, from 1897 to their marriage in 1900. She wrote these twenty- to thirty-page letters on an almost daily basis, revealing a private and passionate side very different from the public career that had won her justifiable national and international acclaim.q qAlthough Gilman's published writings have understandably received considerable scholarly attention, her private letters have not yet received the attention they deserve.q qHill puts the letters into biographical and historical context in an introductory essay that also explains their theoretical and historical importance. The edited and annotated letters then follow in chapters, each preceded by an introductory essay. The book concludes with a biographical sketch of the remaining thirty-five years of Gilman's life, together with an assessment of the letters' historical and biographical significance.q--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights ReservedThe Love Letters of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1897-1900 Charlotte Perkins Gilman Mary A. Hill, Mary Armfield Hill. near 7. p.m. Most dear Husband a€” such a lovely letter as I got from you tonight, such a dear dear letter! ... Presently it will be supper time, but I must begin right away to say how much I thank you for writing so fully a€” so wisely a€” so ... I cana#39;t guide or protect it a€” and it is ... a terror to which all my life has been a stranger. ... I suppose it comes harder for my being so tough.

Title:A Journey from Within
Author:Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Publisher:Bucknell University Press - 1995


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