The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 04/04/2019

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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."

ISBN:
9788832563801
9788832563801
Category:
Science fiction
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
04-04-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
JH
Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) championed women's rights in her prolific fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. In addition to writing books, she produced a magazine of essays, fiction, opinion pieces, and poetry that spoke to women's issues and social reform: seven volumes of The Forerunner were produced, running from 1909 to 1916.

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