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Mrs. CHARLOTTE PERKINS STETSON, Lecturer and Author. 1899 Western Tour… UNDER THE EXCLUSIVE DIRECTION OF Mrs. LAURA DAINTY PELHAM, 315 INTER-OCEAN BUILDING, Chicago. Mrs. Charlotte Perkins Stetson. There is probably no woman in America to day who commands the attention of the best minds of this country and Europe in the same degree as Mrs. Charlotte Perkins Stetson. Her book, Women and Economics, is everywhere recognized as the bravest, brightest, most original, and most readable volume on women—what their relations are, and what their relations ought to be, to society as a whole—that has ever been brought out. It is making its way all over the United States; it is selling equally well in England; and it is being translated into French, German, Dutch, and Swedish. It is one of the few American books that are making a world-appeal. Besides Women and Economics, Mrs. Stetson has published a volume of verse, In This Our World, which has found readers from among all who delight in wit and earnestness, from Maine to California, and has just brought out in book form her remarkable story of The Yellow Wall Paper, which so many people are ranking with the classic tales of Poe and Hawthorne. But, brilliant and helpful writer though she is, it is, perhaps, as a public speaker that Mrs. Stetson makes her most effective appeal. Sprung from the celebrated Beecher stock (a great-grand-daughter of Lyman Beecher and a grand-niece, therefore, of Mrs. Stowe and Henry Ward Beecher), and descended as well from the remarkable New England Perkins family, her gift of ready and eloquent speech seems inborn and almost more characteristic of her genius than is her writing. She speaks as she thinks, clearly, quietly, and in a perfectly straightforward and simple manner, but with something in her utterance so magnetic and out of the common that she wins a unique attention from all her hearers. Her tour in the South last winter aroused more interest than any lecturer on similar subjects has been able to create in that section for years; and her addresses in England last summer, before the International Congress of Women and elsewhere, attracted the favorable notice of the best public in London. The Nation. The subject [of Women and Economics] is approached from a new point of view, with a new largeness of outlook, both backward and forward; a new business capacity, so to speak, in arranging the pros and cons on the field of debate; a new imaginativeness in interpretation; and, finally, a temper which, being good, is perhaps newest of all. Our Bible Teacher. Whether you accept her conclusions or not, you will be interested in her vigorous presentation of her theory. The Churchman, New York. Almost every thoughtful person interested in social evolution should find stimulating mental food in Mrs. Charlotte Perkins Stetson's Women and Economics. That our women are thinking such thoughts, and writing such books as this, is a source of congratulation and encouragement. The Outlook, New York. Women and Economics is a book for the thoughtful, written with clear-minded wit and courage. The Boston Transcript. Women and Economicsis the fullest and fairest statement of the woman problem that has yet seen the light. The author writes from a clear brain and a full heart. The Land of Sunshine. This grave, deep, high-thinking and far-thinking book, Women and Economics, is a revelation. The Nation—severest and most expert critic in America—justly rates it 'the most significant utterance on the subject since Mill's Subjection of Women.' Atlanta Saturday Review. The principal fact in Atlanta for the past week has been Mrs. Stetson. She has pervaded everything. She has been like leave in a mass of inanimate matter, and the fermentation is tremendous. Her lectures have started us to thinking: her personality has made us love her. Professor Harry Thurston Peck, Columbia University, Says, writing in The Cosmopolitan:Mrs. Stetson is a force that must at last be reckoned with. She is winning readers every day, she is lecturing to eager audiences, and even in England they have begun to print her writings and to read them with serious consideration. Mrs. Lowe, President of the General Federation of Women's Clubs: Women and Economics contains the basic principle, and for the first time some one has probed deep enough to find the real source from which the evil springs that has so long provoked the agitation of the woman question. William Dean Howells Says of Mrs. Stetson's verse (In This Our World) that it is the best civic satire which America has produced since The Biglow Papers. Edward A. Ross, Professor of Sociology, Leland Stanford University, Writes of Women and Economics in a letter to the author: In this book you have thought like a philosopher and written like a novelist. I hope that societies will be formed to discuss your book. I hope that reading circles will take it up, and clubs will debate its propositions. It is certainly the best book on the woman question that has been published in America. Memphis Commercial-Appeal: Mrs. Stetson's words appeal to the reason and the intelligence of her hearers, but surely it is not too much to say that the heart is stirred to its depths by the loving nature that prompts the ideas. Atlanta Constitution: She impressed herself upon every man and woman who heard her as a woman who believed and was seeking to convey her belief of what was highest and noblest in human life. St. Louis Post-Dispatch: There has never been a public speaker in St. Louis who cast as complete a spell over an audience as did Mrs. Stetson. The Cosmopolitan Magazine (editorial). She is a force. Each day her circle of readers is becoming greater. She is speaking to larger audiences. Her book is getting into the hands of more and more women who do not know what should be done, but who do feel they should do something. Cambridge Chronicle. The author of In This Our World and Women and Economics represents in her work and words one of the farthest points that has yet been reached by woman in her struggle to gain her true place in society. She is daily winning eager readers, audiences, and converts to her cause. The Daily Chronicle, London, England, Says of Mrs. Stetson's appearance before the Sesame Club, It was an address full of very clever and strong thinking, as well as of singular charm of speech and manner. The same paper says of Women and Economics,Since John Stuart Mill's Essay on the Subjection of Women there has been no book dealing with the whole position of women to approach it in originality of conception and brilliancy of exposition. Brooklyn Eagle. The plea of the book [Women and Economics] is for a higher ideal of a noble marriage, a family better nourished and better bred, a public life and opportunity for childhood, and a more complete and better-rounded woman for the world and for the home. List of Mrs. Stetson's Lectures for the Autumn of 1899. MOTHER, HOME, AND CHILD. This lecture has been specially prepared for the benefit of such audiences as wish to have a brief but vivid and comprehensive survey of the ground covered by Mrs. Stetson's Women and Economics. The subject is more fully covered in the special course of three lectures which take their title from the book itself:— WOMEN AND ECONOMICS. 1. Work and Woman. 2. The Home. 3. The Child. Lectures on more general topics are:— WHAT WORK IS. OUR BRAINS AND WHAT AILS THEM. PUBLIC ETHICS. THINGS AS THEY ARE. AMERICA'S PLACE TO-DAY. WHAT THE WOMAN'S CLUB MEANS. BODY AND SOUL.
|Title||Mrs. Charlotte Perkins Stetson: lecturer and author|
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|Personal Name Subject||Stetson, Charlotte Perkins|
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