Presentation on theme: "CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN BIOGRAPHY By: Lynn Ray. CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a writer and social activist during the 1800s and."— Presentation transcript:
CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a writer and social activist during the 1800s and 1900s. After a difficult childhood, she married and endured several bouts of severe depression, undergoing some unusual treatments for it. Despite this, she became a prominent writer and lecturer. She is best known for her semi- autobiographical short story "The Yellow Wall-Paper."
CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN Born on July 3, 1860, in Hartford, Connecticut. Her parents were Frederick Beecher Perkins and Mary A. Fitch She had a difficult childhood. Her father abandoned the family, leaving Charlotte's mother to raise two children on her own. Charlotte moved around a lot as a result and her education suffered greatly Her father, Frederick Beecher Perkins was a relative of well-known writer Harriet Beecher Stowe.
CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN Charlotte Perkins Gilman married artist Charles Stetson in 1884. They had a daughter named Katherine Beecher Stetson. During her marriage to Stetson, she experienced a severe depression. She underwent a series of unusual treatments for it. She divorced Stetson and years later married George Houghton Gilman
CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN Although she is best known for her short story "The Yellow Wallpaper," other works include : - Herland - Woman and Economics - His Religion and Hers
CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN She died in August 17, 1935 Gilman committed suicide She was diagnosed with breast cancer She wrote that she preferred chloroform to cancer