Herland

Herland

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
     
 

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"[...]forest looked quite low and dim across it. Our guide told us that boats could go from there to our camp-but "long way-all day."
This water was somewhat clearer than that we had left, but we could not judge well from the margin. We skirted it for another half hour or so, the ground growing firmer as we advanced, and presently we turned the corner of a wooded…  See more details below

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"[...]forest looked quite low and dim across it. Our guide told us that boats could go from there to our camp-but "long way-all day."
This water was somewhat clearer than that we had left, but we could not judge well from the margin. We skirted it for another half hour or so, the ground growing firmer as we advanced, and presently we turned the corner of a wooded promontory and saw a quite different country-a sudden view of mountains, steep and bare.
"One of those long easterly spurs," Terry said appraisingly. "May be hundreds of miles from the range. They crop out like that."
Suddenly we left the lake and struck directly toward the cliffs. We heard running water before we reached it, and the guide pointed proudly to his river.
It was short. We could see where it poured down a narrow vertical cataract from an opening in the face of the cliff. It was sweet water. The guide drank eagerly and so did we.
"That's snow water," Terry announced. "Must come from way back in the hills."
But as to being red and blue-it was greenish in tint. The guide seemed not at all surprised. He hunted about a little and showed us a quiet marginal pool[...]".

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ISBN-13:
9781496148988
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/06/2014
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman (July 3, 1860 – August 17, 1935) was a prominent American sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was a utopian feminist during a time when her accomplishments were exceptional for women, and she served as a role model for future generations of feminists because of her unorthodox concepts and lifestyle. Her best remembered work today is her semi-autobiographical short story The Yellow Wallpaper which she wrote after a severe bout of postpartum psychosis. -Wikipedia.com

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