"Moving the Mountain"

Title"Moving the Mountain"
Year for Search1911
AuthorsGilman, Charlotte Perkins(1860-1935)
Secondary TitleThe Forerunner
Volume / Edition 2.1 - 12
Pagination21-25, 51-56, 79-84, 107-13, 135-41, 163-68, 190-95, 219-24, 247-80, 302-09, 330-35
Date PublishedJanuary - December 1911
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

Detailed feminist eutopia. "'Moving the Mountain' is a short distance Utopia, a baby Utopia, a little one that can grow. It involves no other change than a change of mind, the mere awakening of people, especially the women, to existing possibilities. It indicates what people might do, real people, now living, in thirty years--if they would" (6). No poverty, no pollution, no racial problems, no gender conflict, and little disease. Two to four hour work day; two hours required but most work four. 

Additional Publishers

Repub. New York: Charlton Company, 1911. Serial rpt. in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Utopian Novels: "Moving the Mountain," "Herland," and "With Her in Ourland". Ed. Minna Doskow (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1999), 37-149. This ed. compares The Forerunner version with the Clarion version and includes the brief "Preface" from the Clarion version that was not in The Forerunner (37). Excerpt published in The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Reader. Ed. Ann J. Lane (New York: Pantheon Books, 1980), 178-88; and in Carol Farley Kessler, Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Her Progress Toward Utopia With Selected Writings (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1995), 159-73.

Info Notes

Gilman wrote many utopias; see also 1894, 1895, 1907, 1908, 1909-10, 1912 (3), 1913 (2), 1915, and 1916 (3) Gilman. 

Holding Institutions

KU, PSt

Author Note

Female author (1860-1935).

Full Text

1911 Gilman, Charlotte Perkins (1860-1935). “Moving the Mountain.” The Forerunner 2.1 - 12 (January - December 1911): 21-25, 51-56, 79-84, 107-13, 135-41, 163-68, 190-95, 219-24, 247-80, 302-09, 330-35. Repub. New York: Charlton Company, 1911. Serial rpt. in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Utopian Novels: “Moving the Mountain,” “Herland,” and “With Her in Ourland”. Ed. Minna Doskow (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1999), 37-149. This ed. compares The Forerunner version with the Clarion version and includes the brief “Preface” from the Clarion version that was not in The Forerunner (37). Excerpt published in The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Reader. Ed. Ann J. Lane (New York: Pantheon Books, 1980), 178-88; and in Carol Farley Kessler, Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Her Progress Toward Utopia With Selected Writings (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1995), 159-73. KU, PSt

Detailed feminist eutopia. “‘Moving the Mountain’ is a short distance Utopia, a baby Utopia, a little one that can grow. It involves no other change than a change of mind, the mere awakening of people, especially the women, to existing possibilities. It indicates what people might do, real people, now living, in thirty years--if they would” (6). No poverty, no pollution, no racial problems, no gender conflict, and little disease. Two to four hour work day; two hours required but most work four.  Female author.