Touted as one of the first major feminist writers, Charlotte Perkins Gilman spent her life fighting to liberate women from the yoke of domesticity. This is a stunning BBC dramatization of Gilman’s autobiographical account of a woman driven to madness by the repressive mores of Victorian culture. Stephen Dillon as the husband, John, and Julia Watson as the despondent heroine give stellar performances in this production directed by the BBC’s John Clive. (76 minutes)
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Short Stories for Students, edited by Kathleen Wilson, vol. 2, Gale, 1997, pp. 97-114. Gale eBooks, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/CX2694900016/GVRL?u=avl_jeff&sid=GVRL&xid=c57eecb1. Accessed 17 Mar. 2020.
"The Most Dangerous Game." Short Stories for Students, edited by Kathleen Wilson, vol. 1, Gale, 1997, pp. 155-169. Gale eBooks, https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/CX2694800020/GVRL?u=avl_jeff&sid=GVRL&xid=4d441a0f. Accessed 17 Mar. 2020.
This film vividly retells Richard Connell's famous short story about a megalomaniac who hunts human beings on his remote island. Starring Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Leslie Banks, and Robert Armstrong. Directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack and Irving Pichel.
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