interest in Gilman's work, and in 1966, Degler brought forth a reprinting of Women and Economics. The entire run of the Forerunner was reprinted in 1968 as part of Greenwood's series of radical U.S. periodicals.
Resurrected among the works by overlooked late nineteenth-century American and British women writers, "The Yellow Wall-Paper" was reprinted by the Feminist Press in 1973, with an "Afterword" by Elaine Hedges. From its first publication until the early 1970s, it was virtually unknown; it is now part of the contemporary canon, hailed in feminist circles, and reprinted in major anthologies. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" is considered the best written of her short stories, which often fail aesthetically while serving an ideological point. Since the story's republication in 1973, there have been well over two dozen critical essays written about it, many reprinted in casebooks on "The Yellow Wall- Paper" by Catherine Golden ( The Captive Imagination) and Thomas L. Erskine and Connie L. Richards ( The Yellow Wallpaper).
In 1979, Lane brought forth a modern edition of Herland, and in 1980, Lane edited The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Reader, making accessible short stories and excerpted novels from Forerunner. Other collections by Denise D. Knight, Carol Farley Kessler, Barbara Solomon, and Larry Ceplair attest to the rising interest in reprinting Gilman's work. Beginning in the 1980s, biographers Mary A. Hill, Gary Scharnhorst, and Lane have examined her life and work, giving particular emphasis to her feminist convictions. And her diaries, edited by Knight, are now available.
Today, Gilman's prodigious output of theoretical studies, articles, and fiction stands as a major theoretical contribution to modern feminist thought.
In This Our World. Oakland: McCombs & Vaughn, 1893. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895. 3rd ed. Boston: Small, Maynard & Co., 1898. Reprint, New York: Arno, 1974.
"The Yellow Wall-Paper." New England Magazine 5 ( January 1892): 647-656. Reprint, with afterword by Elaine Hedges, Old Westbury: Feminist Press, 1973.
The Yellow Wallpaper. Boston: Small, Maynard & Co., 1899.
Moving the Mountain. Forerunner 2 ( 1911). Reprint, New York: Charlton, 1911.
Herland. Forerunner 6 ( 1915). Reprint, with introduction by Ann J. Lane, New York: Pantheon Books, 1979.
The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Reader. Edited, with introduction by Ann J. Lane. New York: Pantheon Books, 1980.
"The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Selected Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Edited,