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What Diantha Did Charlotte Perkins Gillman

What Diantha Did

Charlotte Perkins Gillman

Published September 17th 2015
ISBN : 9781517334086
Paperback
98 pages
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First published serially in Gilmans magazine the Forerunner in 1909-10, the novel tells the story of Diantha Bell, a young woman who leaves her home and her fiance to start a housecleaning business. A resourceful heroine, Diantha quickly expands herMoreFirst published serially in Gilmans magazine the Forerunner in 1909-10, the novel tells the story of Diantha Bell, a young woman who leaves her home and her fiance to start a housecleaning business. A resourceful heroine, Diantha quickly expands her business into an enterprise that includes a maid service, cooked food delivery service, restaurant, and hotel. By assigning a cash value to womens invisible work, providing a means for the well-being and moral uplift of working girls, and releasing middle- and leisure-class women from the burden of conventional domestic chores, Diantha proves to her family and community the benefits of professionalized housekeeping.