HERLAND ... With an Introduction by Ann J. Lane. New York: Pantheon Books, . Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. A novel by the author of THE YELLOW WALLPAPER, written in 1915 for serialization in the author's own magazine, THE FORERUNNER. A effective and witty novel wherein three young men discover Herland, a utopia inhabited by an all-female race which has existed without men for 2000 years. Eventually the three select partners and marry, introducing a new era, that of Fatherhood. The novel's effectiveness is rooted in the fact that Gilman, a humanist known for her feminist-socialist vision, examines the history, culture and philosophy of this motherhood-worshiping society through a male narrator, a perspective which provides an entertaining twist. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-78; (1987) 1-38; (1995) 1-38; and (2004) II-443. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 340. Fortunati and Trousson (eds), Dictionary of Literary Utopias, pp. 269-71. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 72. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 52. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 157. Reginald 23977. Small nick to lower rear panel, previous owners stamp to title page and front and rear interior covers, else a just about fine copy. (#126590).