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What Diantha Did

By Gilman, Charlotte Perkins

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Book Id: WPLBN0000631342
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: What Diantha Did  
Author: Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Gilman, C. P. (n.d.). What Diantha Did. Retrieved from http://cn.ebooklibrary.org/

Excerpt: THE Warden house was more impressive in appearance than its neighbors. It had ?grounds,? instead of a yard or garden; it had wide pillared porches and ?galleries,? showing southern antecedents; moreover, it had a cupola, giving date to the building, and proof of the continuing ambitions of the builders. The stately mansion was covered with heavy flowering vines, also with heavy mortgages. Mrs. Roscoe Warden and her four daughters reposed peacefully under the vines, while Roscoe Warden, Jr., struggled desperately under the mortgages. A slender, languid lady was Mrs. Warden, wearing her thin but still brown hair in ?water?waves? over a pale high forehead. She was sitting on a couch on the broad, rose?shaded porch, surrounded by billowing masses of vari?colored worsted. It was her delight to purchase skein on skein of soft, bright?hued wool, cut it all up into short lengths, tie them together again in contrasting colors, and then crochet this hashed rainbow into afghans of startling aspect. California does not call for afghans to any great extent, but ?they make such acceptable presents,? Mrs. Warden declared, to those who questioned the purpose of her work; and she continued to send them off, on Christmases, birthdays, and minor weddings, in a stream of pillowy bundles. As they were accepted, they must have been acceptable, and the stream flowed on.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: What Diantha Did, 1 -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1 -- Chapter I. HANDICAPPED, 1 -- Chapter II. AN UNNATURAL DAUGHTER, 8 -- Chapter III. BREAKERS, 17 -- Chapter IV. A CRYING NEED, 25 -- Chapter V, 31 -- Chapter VI. THE CYNOSURE, 38 -- Chapter VII. HERESY AND SCHISM, 44 -- Chapter VIII, 51 -- Chapter IX. SLEEPING IN., 57 -- Chapter X. UNION HOUSE, 66 -- Chapter XI. THE POWER OF THE SCREW, 71 -- Chapter XII. LIKE A BANYAN TREE, 84 -- Chapter XIII. ALL THIS, 93 -- Chapter XIV. AND HEAVEN BESIDE, 101`


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