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  • Title: Moving the Mountain
  • Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • ISBN: 9781103522255
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Paperback

  • Moving the Mountain is a feminist utopian novel written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman It was published serially in Perkins Gilman s periodical The Forerunner and then in book form, both in 1911 The book was one element in the major wave of utopian and dystopian literature that marked the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries The novel was also the first volume inMoving the Mountain is a feminist utopian novel written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman It was published serially in Perkins Gilman s periodical The Forerunner and then in book form, both in 1911 The book was one element in the major wave of utopian and dystopian literature that marked the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries The novel was also the first volume in Gilman s utopian trilogy it was followed by Herland 1915 and its sequel, With Her in Ourland 1916.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman 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 post partum depression.She was the daughter of Frederic B Perkins.


    Commentaires:

    Melissa
    First published serially and then as a book in 1911, this early feminist utopian novel was an interesting and fun glimpse into what women thought a world of true equality could look like, and at the same time sadly a bit disheartening for me considering all the years that have past since (over 100) and how little has really changed beneath the surface, or even on the surface.

    Ana Rînceanu
    A man previously lost to the world is found by his sister and tries to re-enters society. He had amnesia so he is not 55 in body, but 25 in mind. The book explores how the man accommodates to advances in industry and society, finding the change in the position and independent attitudes of women, hardest to wrap his head around. It was ok and I recommend it if you want something a little dry, but there are some ideas that are a little outdated and offensive. Pro-America sentiment, socialism, impr [...]

    Mommalibrarian
    A man is isolated from civilization for thirty years. He comes back to find that women, who did not have any power including the vote when he left are now running a Utopian society in the United States. Lots of ideas which were probably were quite advanced or amazing at the time (1911). Many are ideas which will probably never happen but some very good. A bit of a dry read.

    Renee M
    Interesting. Glad I read it. But it was tough going. Gilman envisions a Feminist Socialist America where there is equality and uniformity. A lecture with the barest bones of a narrative.

    Spencer
    This is the first book in a trilogy of feminist, utopian, fantasies. As were the others, it is a first person narrative, written from a male point of view—by a woman. John Robertson grows up in rural South Carolina. His mother dies shortly after his sister Ellen(Nellie) is born when he is just 7 years old. John is intelligent and a good student. He attends college, where he learns he has a talent for ancient languages. At the age of 25 in 1910 he travels to Tibet for further study. While there [...]

    Filipa
    The beginning looked really, really interesting and I was very excited to continue reading. But somewhere along the way I got somewhat bored with it (V was right!). I'm sure the next book of the trilogy will be more interesting - I certainly hope it will be!

    Catriona Casali
    Oh boy. I loved Herland, and was surprised to find out that it was the middle of a trilogy. So I got Moving the Mountain, had pretty high hopes, and found that after giving it a 50 page effort I could not go on. A thinly veiled lecture, but interesting from the view of someone who wonders what a feminist visionary may have hoped for in the early 1900's. This book would be a great addition to a course about social movements/feminist theory/etc but it's outdatedness is surpassed only by it's weakn [...]

    Bruce
    This book was written in 1911; therefore, it does not have the benefit of a century of experience that we have today. Historically, hard work requiring physical strength dominated the maintenance of families, and necessarily placed men in leadership roles. Even in those times most men loved their wives, and counseled with them on many issues. However, the book does contain many idealistic concepts that are a pleasure to ponder, and in cases may be achievable. Never-the-less, much is naive and un [...]

    Octavia Cade
    Not quite as good as Herland, but I do appreciate future-world narratives where life is better rather than worse - though the self-satisfied destruction of big, "useless" animals such as tigers is where Gilman and I differ severely. Valuable primarily on the product-of-its-time level - it's interesting to see an early feminist utopia, but one can't overlook some of the more unsavoury elements (euthanasia of undesirables, for instance).As in Herland, the breadth of thought given to the elements o [...]

    ben adam
    This book shows the importance of genre. While it claims to be a novel and is on my novel shelf, it ultimately is a dialogue between a regular gentleman of the early 20th century and a potential 1st-wave feminist utopia's citizens. Once it is understood to be a philosophical treatise rather than a narrative with clear narrative components, it makes much more sense and is extremely enjoyable. I was hating it for a while (not because it is not a great vision of a feminist future but because I thou [...]

    Sherilyn
    This book came before Herland but, typically, I read things out of order and it doesn't matter in this case as far as I can see. It is book one of a utopian trilogy. Interestingbut even more preachy than Herland it's less of a story and more a reeling off of facts about life in this utopian world. Preferred Herland.

    Anne-Marie
    This book was super boring. It outlines Gilman's view of a utopic society in which the human race has been "perfected." I've always like her short story "The Yellow Wallpaper," but I had no idea until I read this book that the author subscribed to some pretty messed-up eugenicist views.

    ClareC
    While many of the things that happened in this utopian society described in Moving The Mountain are great and advantages we enjoy today, there are also many that are quite terrifying. This really wasn't a novel so much as a list of changes.

    Emily
    INTERESTING: if the world was ruled by the founding MOTHERS and there was no religion for politicians. A book to read, think, and analyze.

    Rui Mateus
    It was not that bad

    Gigi
    A few years ago I researched a list from the American Librarians Association of the top 200 Best American Novels. Since then I have made that list one of my challenges, to read several titles from it each year. Most of the titles on the list are written by the 'usual suspects'- famous titles written by famous American authors. But one of the titles caught my eye- a book that was heralded as a landmark book in the feminist movement- Herland a utopian novel from 1915, written by feminist Charlotte [...]

    Martha
    Interesting, but not my styleStarted this as part of a challenge to read more diverse books outside of my usual go to genres. In school, I enjoyed Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" and thought I would read some of her other works. It was fascinating to read what Perkins Gilman imagined for the future of the world, especially with envisioning the "women waking up". But, even as I read the story, some of the changes had a hidden ugliness. Perkins Gilman does not go into full detail [...]

    Deborah
    Although my ebook, as well as my paperback, were full of typographical errors, I found this to be a great read. It makes you really think about society--how it works and how it is dysfunctional. It poses ethical questions as well. Amazingly, it still feels like it is "science fiction" (not the right terminology for this book) even though it was written in 1911. A definite must read for feminists.

    Glenna
    This has to be the most boring book I have read in recent memory. All it talks on about is how great socialism would ben't mind we did have to kill a few unwanted people such as the insane, perverts and any other unwanted humans who couldn't be changed to this "new religion" as it is called in the book. The only plus I can give it is women did figure out they could be more than just wives and mothers. In reality we figured that out without socialism.

    JoAnn
    I found this story comically naive in light of the failure of socialism to be the utopia it's proponents believe it to be.I couldn't help being reminded of three of the greatest examples of the dystopia genre: Brave New World, Farenheit 451 and 1984. I kept hoping for someone to finallu wake up from this drug like fog and do something of meaning.

    Dani Rodriguez
    It was very intresting and it offers ideas for rethinking our current way of life

    Richard Homer
    This is fine until they're like 'and we just killed undesireables and got rid of people with disabilities.' Then it became very creepy and gross.

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