The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Writings

The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Writings

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"There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. Might as well speak of a female liver."--Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935), a leading figure in the women's movement of the early twentieth century, is a pillar of the American feminist canon. This edition of her work includes her best-known story, "The Yellow Wall-paper," a terrifying tale about a woman driven to the brink of insanity by the "rest cure" she is ordered to follow by her doctor to relieve her postpartum depression. Also included is a wide range of other short stories; an abridged version of her little-known but brilliant utopian novel, Herland, about a peaceful all-female world; and selections from her landmark treatise, Women and Economics, first published in 1898 to universal acclaim.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, ©2000.
Edition: 2000 Modern Library pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780679783404
Branch Call Number: GILMAN C
Characteristics: xxv, 348 pages ; 21 cm.


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KRockstar10 Apr 26, 2013

This short story had a profoundly negative effect on me. I still can't think about it without getting an anxious feeling in my stomach. Watching this woman go through her terrible mental breakdown was bad enough; the ending was more than I could handle. Just the image of her "creeping" around the edges of the room, over her husband...*shudder*. The edition I read came with illustrations, which did not help me feel any better about it. I understand the purpose of this text and Gilman was certainly a very talented writer but she really gives me the heebie jeebies

Aug 01, 2012

The Yellow Wallpaper, the narrator faces the autonomous nature of men and the patriarchal notion that defines marital responsibility. In order to liberate herself from the expectations of society, she has to break herself. This short story is well-written that I truly enjoyed seeing her go insane. Although, she is crazy to begin with, her insanity manifested to full bloom that she couldn't recognize her own shadow.


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