The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper

eBook - 2009
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Annotation Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 1892 short story, The Yellow Wallpaper is a valuable piece of American feminist literature that reveals attitudes toward the psychological health of women in the nineteenth century. Diagnosed with "temporary nervous depression - a slight hysterical tendency" by her physician husband, a woman is confined to an upstairs bedroom. Descending into psychosis at the complete lack of stimulation, she starts obsessing over the room's yellow wallpaper: "It is the strangest yellow, that wall-paper! It makes me think of all the yellow things I ever saw - not beautiful ones like buttercups, but old foul, bad yellow things. But there is something else about that paper - the smell! ... The only thing I can think of that it is like is the color of the paper! A yellow smell."
Publisher: [Auckland, N.Z.] : Floating Press, ©2009.
Edition: EBL
ISBN: 9781775416470
177541647X
9781776510481
1776510488
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 electronic document (39 pages))

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Syd_M
Oct 25, 2015

Brilliant, subtle, haunting. A knockout feminist classic.

redban Sep 25, 2014

Enjoyed reading her short stories; this story is indeed a standout.

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