Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Gilman, age approx. 24Works by Gilman
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Collected Poetry/Verse

In This Our World. Oakland: McCombs & Vaughn, 1893; London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895. 2nd ed.; San Francisco: Press of James H. Barry, 1895.

Suffrage Songs and Verses. New York: Charlton Co., 1911; Microfilm. New Haven: Research Publications, 1977, History of Women #6558.

Fiction

Gilman published 186 short stories in various magazines-- here are a few of them

"Circumstances Alter Cases." Kate Field's Washington 23 July 1890: 55-56. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 32-38.

"That Rare Jewel." Women's Journal 17 May 1890: 158. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 20-24.

"The Unexpected." Kate Field's Washington 21 May 1890: 335-6. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 25-31.

"An Extinct Angel." Kate Field's Washington 23 Sept 1891:199-200. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 48-50.

"The Giant Wistaria." New England Magazine 4 (1891): 480-85. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 39-47.

"The Yellow Wall-paper." New England Magazine 5 (1892): 647-56; Boston: Small, Maynard & Co., 1899; NY: Feminist Press, 1973 Afterword Elaine Hedges; Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. Introduction Robert Shulman.

"The Rocking-Chair." Worthington's Illustrated 1 (1893): 453-59. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 51-61.

"An Elopement." San Francisco Call 10 July 1893: 1. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 66-68.

"Deserted." San Francisco Call 17 July 1893: 1-2. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 62-65.

"Through This." Kate Field's Washington 13 Sept 1893: 166. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 69-72.

"A Day's Berryin.'" Impress 13 Oct 1894: 4-5. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 78-82.

"Five Girls." Impress 1 Dec 1894: 5. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 83-86.

"One Way Out."Impress 29 Dec 1894: 4-5. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 87-91.

"The Misleading of Pendleton Oaks." Impress 6 Oct 1894: 4-5. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 73-77.

"An Unnatural Mother." Impress 16 Feb 1895: 4-5. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 98-106.

"An Unpatented Process." Impress 12 Jan 1895: 4-5. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 92-97.

"According to Solomon." Forerunner 1:2 (1909):1-5. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 122-129.

"Three Thanksgivings." Forerunner 1 (1909): 5-12. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 107-121.

"What Diantha Did." Forerunner 1 (1909-11); NY: Charlton Co., 1910; London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1912.

"The Cottagette." Forerunner 1:10 (1910): 1-5. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 130-138.

"When I Was a Witch." Forerunner 1 (1910): 1-6. The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Reader. Ed. Ann J. Lane. NY: Pantheon, 1980. 21-31.

"In Two Houses." Forerunner 2:7 (1911): 171-77. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 159-171.

"Making a Change." Forerunner 2:12 (1911): 311-315 . "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 182-190.

"Moving the Mountain." Forerunner 2 (1911); NY: Charlton Co., 1911; The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Reader. Ed. Ann J. Lane. NY: Pantheon, 1980. 178-188.

"The Crux." Forerunner 2 (1910); NY: Charlton Co., 1911; The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Reader. Ed. Ann J. Lane. NY: Pantheon, 1980. 116-122.

"The Jumping-off Place." Forerunner 2:4 (1911): 87-93. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 148-158.

"The Widow's Might." Forerunner 2:1 (1911): 3-7. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 139-147.

"Turned." Forerunner 2:9 (1911): 227-32. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 182-191.

"Mrs. Elder's Idea." Forerunner 3:2 (1912): 29-32. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 191-199.

"Their House." Forerunner 3:12 (1912): 309-14. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 200-209.

"A Council of War." Forerunner 4:8 (1913): 197-201. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 235-243.

"Bee Wise." Forerunner 4:7 (1913): 169-173. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 226-234.

"Her Beauty." Forerunner 4:2 (1913): 29-33. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 210-217.

"Mrs. Hines's Money." Forerunner 4:4 (1913): 85-89. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 218-226.

"A Partnership." Forerunner 5:6 (1914): 141-45. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 253-261.

"Begnina Machiavelli." Forerunner 5 (1914); NY: Such and Such Publishing, 1998.

"Fulfilment." Forerunner 5:3 (1914): 57-61. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995.

"If I Were a Man." Physical Culture 32 (1914): 31-34. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 262-268.

"Mr. Peebles's Heart." Forerunner 5:9 (1914): 225-29. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 269-276.

"Dr. Clair's Place." Forerunner 6:6 (1915): 141-45. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 295-303.

"Girls and Land." Forerunner 6:5 (1915): 113-117. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 286-294.

"Herland." The Forerunner 6 (1915); NY: Pantheon Books, 1979.

"Mrs. Merrill's Duties." Forerunner 6:3 (1915): 57-61. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 277-285.

"A Surplus Woman." Forerunner 7:5 (1916): 113-18. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 304-313.

"Joan's Defender." Forerunner 7:6 (1916): 141-45. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Other Stories. Ed. Robert Shulman. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. 314-322.

"The Girl in the Pink Hat." Forerunner 7 (1916): 39-46. The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Reader. Ed. Ann J. Lane. NY: Pantheon, 1980. 39-45.

"With Her in Ourland: Sequel to Herland." Forerunner 7 (1916); Westport: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1997.

Posthumous First-Time Printings (fiction)

Unpunished: A Mystery. NY: Feminist Press, 1998.

Drama and Dialogues

"The Ceaseless Struggle of Sex: A Dramatic View." Kate Field's Washington (1890): 239-40.

"Dame Nature Interviewed on the Woman Question as It Looks to Her" Kate Field's Washington (1890): 138-40.

"The Twilight." Impress (10 Nov 1894): 4-5.

See also "Story Studies," Impress 17 Nov 1894: 5, and "The Story Guessers," Impress 24 Nov 1894: 5.

Rpt. In Time and the Hour 19 Feb 1898: 7-9.

"Three Women." Forerunner 2 (1911): 134.

"Something to Vote For." Forerunner 2 (1911) 143-53.

See also "About Dramatic Rights in 'Three Women,' and 'Something to Vote For,' Forerunner 2 (1911): 179, and "Three Women" Success 11 (1908): 490-91, 522-26.

Nonfiction

Gilman wrote over a thousand works of non-fiction-- I have listed here all of the book-length works and a selection of serial works.

Book-Length

Women and Economics: A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution. Boston: Small, Maynard & Co., 1898. Ed. Carl N. Degler. NY: Harper & Row, 1966, and Source Book Press.

Concerning Children. Boston: Small, Maynard & Co., 1900, 1901; London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1900.

The Home: Its Work and Influence. NY: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1903; London: William Heinemann, 1904; NY: Source Book Press, 1970.

Human Work. NY: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1904.

The Man-Made World; or, Our Androcentric Culture. NY: Charlton Co., 1911; NY: Source Book Press, 1970.

Our Changing Morality. Ed. Freda Kirchway. NY: Boni, 1930. 53-66.

His Religion and Hers: A Study of the Faith of Our Fathers and the Work of Our Mothers. NY and London: Century Co., 1923; London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1924; Westport: Hyperion Press, 1976.

Selected Short and Serial Non-Fiction

"Why Women Do Not Reform Their Dress." Woman's Journal 9 Oct 1886: 338.

"A Protest Against Petticoats." Woman's Journal 8 Jan 1887: 60.

"The Providence Ladies Gymnasium.." Providence Journal 8 (1888): 2.

"How Much Must We Read?" Pacific Monthly 1 (1889): 43-44.

"Altering Human Nature." California Nationalist 10 May 1890: 10.

"Are Women Better Than Men?" Pacific Monthly 3 (1891): 9-11.

"A Lady on the Cap and Apron Question." Wasp 6 June 1891: 3.

"The Reactive Lies of Gallantry." Belford's ns 2 (1892): 205-8.

"The Vegetable Chinaman." Housekeeper's Weekly 24 June 1893: 3.

"The Saloon and Its Annex." Stockton Mail 4 (1893): 4.

"The Business League for Women." Impress 1 (1894): 2.

"Official Report of Woman's Congress." Impress 1 (1894): 3.

"John Smith and Armenia." Impress 12 Jan 1895: 2-3.

"The American Government." Woman's Column 6 June 1896: 3.

"When Socialism Began." American Fabian 3 (1897): 1-2.

"Causes and Uses of the Subjection of Women." Woman's Journal 24 Dec 1898: 410.

"The Automobile as a Reformer." Saturday Evening Post 3 June 1899: 778.

"Esthetic Dyspepsia." Saturday Evening Post 4 Aug 1900: 12.

"Ideals of Child Culture." Child Study For Mothers and Teachers. Ed Margaret Sangster. Philadelphia: Booklovers Library, 1901. 93-101.

"Should Wives Work?" Success 5 (1902): 139.

"Fortschritte der Frauen in Amerika." Neues Frauenleen 1:1 (1903): 2-5.

"The Passing of the Home in Great American Cities." Cosmopolitan 38 (1904): 137-47.

"The Beauty of a Block." Independent 14 July 1904: 67-72.

"The Home and the Hospital." Good Housekeeping 40 (1905): 9.

"Some Light on the [Single Woman's] 'Problem.'" American Magazine 62 (1906): 4270428.

"Social Darwinism." American Journal of Sociology 12 (1907): 713-14.

"A Suggestion on the Negro Problem." American Journal of Sociology 14 (1908): 78-85.

"How Home Conditions React Upon the Family." American Journal of Sociology 14 (1909): 592-605.

"Children's Clothing." Harper's Bazar 44 (1910): 24.

"On Dogs." Forerunner 2 (1911): 206-9.

"How to Lighten the Labor of Women." McCall's 40 (1912): 14-15, 77.

"What 'Love' Really Is." Pictorial Review 14 (1913): 11, 57.

"Gum Chewing in Public." New York Times 20 May 1914:12:5.

"A Rational Position on Suffrage/At the Request of the New York Times, Mrs. Gilman Presents the Best Arguments Possible in Behalf of Votes for Women." New York Times Magazine 7 Mar 1915: 14-15.

"What is Feminism?" Boston Sunday Herald Magazine 3 Sept 1916: 7.

"The Housekeeper and the Food Problem." Annals of the American Academy 74 (1917): 123-40.

"Concerning Clothes." Independent 22 June 1918: 478, 483.

"The Socializing of Education." Public 5 April 1919: 348-49.

"A Woman's Party." Suffragist 8 (1920): 8-9.

"Making Towns Fit to Live In." Century 102 (1921): 361-366.

"Cross-Examining Santa Claus." Century 105 (1922): 169-174.

"Is America Too Hospitable?" Forum 70 (1923): 1983-89.

"Toward Monogamy." Nation 11 June 1924: 671-73.

"The Nobler Male." Forum 74 (1925): 19-21.

"American Radicals. New York Jewish Daily Forward 1 (1926): 1.

"Progress through Birth Control." North American Review 224 (1927): 622-29.

"Divorce and Birth Control." Outlook 25 Jan 1928: 130-31.

"Feminism and Social Progress." Problems of Civilization. Ed. Baker Brownell. NY: D. Van Nostrand, 1929. 115-42.

"Sex and Race Progress." Sex in Civilization. Eds. V. F. Calverton and S. D. Schmalhausen. NY: Macaulay, 1929. 109-23.

No serial articles appear in 1930.

"Parasitism and Civilized Vice." Woman's Coming of Age. Ed. S. D. Schmalhausen. NY: Liveright, 1931. 110-26.

"Birth Control, Religion and the Unfit." Nation 27 Jan 1932: 108-109.

No serial articles appear in 1933-1934.

"The Right to Die." Forum 94 (1935): 297-300.

Self Publications

Forerunner 1-7: 1909-16. Microfiche. NY: Greenwood, 1968.

Selected Lectures

Gilman lectured throughout the US and Europe, and 90 reports of her performances exist. I have listed a few of these reports and the subject matter which they addressed, when it is not already obvious from the title. Just as with the serial non-fiction, these selections give a cross-section of the various topics which Gilman was interested in.

"Club News." Weekly Nationalist 21 June 1890: 6. [Re. "On Human Nature."]

"With Women Who Write." San Francisco Examiner. March 1891, 3:3. [Re. "The Coming Woman."]

"Safeguards Suggested for Social Evils." San Francisco Call 24 April 1892: 12:4.

"The Labor Movement." Alameda County Federation of Trades, 1893. Alameda County, CA Labor Union Meetings. 2 September 1892.

"Announcement." Impress 1 (1894): 2. [Re. Series of "Talks on Social Questions."]

"All the Comforts of a Home." San Francisco Examiner. 22 May 1895: 9. [Re. "Simplicity and Decoration."]

"The Washington Convention." Woman's Journal 15 Feb 1896: 49-50. [Re. California.]

"Woman Suffrage League." Boston Advertiser 10 Nov 1897: 8:1. [Re. "The Economic Basis of the Woman Question."]

"Bellamy Memorial Meeting." American Fabian 4: (1898): 3.

"An Evening With Kipling." Daily Argus 14 March 1899: 4:2.

"Scientific Training of Domestic Servants." Women and Industrial Life Vol 6 of International Congress of Women of 1899. Ed Countess of Aberdeen. London: T. Unwin Fisher, 1900. 109.

No lectures listed in 1901.

"Society and the Child." Brooklyn Eagle 11 Dec 1902: 8:4.

"Woman and Work/ Popular Fallacy that They are a Leisure Class, Says Mrs. Gilman." New York Tribune 26 Feb 1903: 7:1.

"A New Light on the Woman Question." Woman's Journal 25 April 1904: 76-77.

"Straight Talk by Mrs. Gilman is Looked For." San Francisco Call 16 July 1905: 33:2.

No lectures listed in 1906.

"Women and Social Service." Warren: National American Woman Suffrage Association, 1907.

"Higher Marriage Mrs. Gilman's Plea." New York Times 29 Dec 1908: 2:3.

"Three Women Leaders in Hub." Boston Post 7 Dec 1909: 1:1-2 and 14:5-6.

"Warless World When Women's Slavery Ends.' San Francisco Examiner 14 Nov 1910: 4:1.

"Lecture Given by Mrs. Gilman." San Francisco Call 15 Nov 1911: 7:3. [Re. "The Society-- Body and Soul."]

No lectures listed in 1912.

"Mrs. Gilman Assorts Sins." New York Times 3 June 1913: 3:8

"Adam the Real Rib, Mrs. Gilman Insists." New York Times. 19 Feb 1914: 9:3.

"Advocates a 'World City.'" New York Times 6 Jan 1915: 15:5. [Re. Arbitration of diplomatic disputes by an international agency.]

No lectures listed in 1916.

"The Listener." Boston Transcript 14 April 1917: 14:1. [Re. Announcement of lecture series.]

"Great Duty for Women After War." Boston Post 26 Feb 1918: 2:7.

"Mrs. Gilman Urges Hired Mother Idea." New York Times 23 Sept 1919: 36:1-2.

"Eulogize Susan B. Anthony." New York Times 16 Feb 1920: 15:6. [Re. Gilman and others eulogize Anthony on the centenary of her birth.]

"Walt Whitman Dinner." New York Times 1 June 1921: 16:7. [Gilman speaks at annual meeting of Whitman Society in New York.]

No lectures from 1922-1926 listed.

"Fiction of America Being Melting Pot Unmasked by CPG." Dallas Morning News 15 Feb 1926: 9:7-8 and 15:8.

Diaries, Journals and Letters

A Journey from Within: The Love Letters of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1897-1900. Ed. Mary A. Hill. Lewisburg: Bucknill UP, 1995.

The Abridged Diaries of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 2 Vols. Ed. Denise D. Knight. n.p.:Virginia UP, 1998.

Autobiography

The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman: An Autobiography. NY and London: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1935; NY: Arno Press, 1972; and Harper & Row, 1975.

Major Biographies

Lane, Ann J. To Herland and Beyond: The Life and Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman. NY: Pantheon, 1990.

Scharnhorst, Gary. Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1985.

Bibliographies of Gilman's Work

Scharnhorst, Gary. CPG: A Bibliography. NJ: Metuchen. 1985.

 


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