Herland

for Mother's Day

Published: 1915
Language: English
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84
LoC Category: PS
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The book describes an isolated society comprised entirely of women who reproduce via parthenogenesis. The result is an ideal social order, free of war, conflict and domination.

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Just us three. Maybe we can really find something. May be cinnabar in it."

"May be indigo," Jeff suggested, with his lazy smile.

It was early yet; we had just breakfasted; and leaving word that we'd be back before night, we got away quietly, not wishing to be thought too gullible if we failed, and secretly hoping to have some nice little discovery all to ourselves.

It was a long two hours, nearer three. I fancy the savage could have done it alone much quicker. There was a desperate tangle of wood and water and a swampy patch we never should have found our way across alone. But there was one, and I could see Terry, with compass and notebook, marking directions and trying to place landmarks.

We came after a while to a sort of marshy lake, very big, so that the circling forest looked quite low and dim across it. Our guide told us that boats could go from there to our camp--but "long way--all day."

This water was somewhat clearer than that we had left, but we could no

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2006.07.28
Anya
*****

Very fascinating utopian novel (or novella -- it's a quick read). Dated in some ways but incredibly forward-looking in others.


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