Herland


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(4.2 stars; 46 reviews)

Herland is a utopian novel from 1915, written by feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The book describes an isolated society comprised entirely of Aryan women who reproduce via parthenogenesis (asexual reproduction). The result is an ideal social order, free of war, conflict and domination. It first appeared as a serial in Perkins' monthly magazine Forerunner. (Summary from Wikipedia) (5 hr 34 min)

Chapters

01 – A Not Unnatural Enterprise 25:35 Read by Heather Ordover
02 – Rash Advances 26:50 Read by Heather Ordover
03 – A Peculiar Imprisonment 28:13 Read by Heather Ordover
04 – Our Venture 26:24 Read by Elizabeth Klett
05 – A Unique History 30:10 Read by Elizabeth Klett
06 – Comparisons Are Odious 24:28 Read by Elizabeth Klett
07 – Our Growing Modesty 27:16 Read by Elizabeth Klett
08 – The Girls of Herland 31:42 Read by Leon Mire
09 – Our Relations and Theirs 31:15 Read by Leon Mire
10 – Their Religions and Our Marriages 25:25 Read by Elizabeth Klett
11 – Our Difficulties 29:29 Read by Elizabeth Klett
12 – Expelled 27:35 Read by Elizabeth Klett

Reviews

Herland - fantastic librivox recording!


(5 stars)

Thanks so much for taking the time to make this wonderful recording. It's the best librivox recording I've had the pleasure to listen to till now. Plus "Herland" is such a great story!

Intriguing Concept


(5 stars)

Intriguing concept. What a delight to discover that one of my favorite readers, Elizabeth Klett, reads a sizable chunk of the book.

Powerful look into what could be.


(5 stars)

Wonderful book and wonderful readings by all narrators. Thank-you.

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(1 stars)

Food for thought


(4 stars)

Enjoyed much more on the second read.


(4.5 stars)

Rating for the audio readers, not the book

a very insightful and thought provoking title.


(4.5 stars)