The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 06/07/2019

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"The Yellow Wallpaper" is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's physical and mental health.


The story is written in the first person as a series of journal entries. The narrator is a woman whose husband — a physician — has confined her to the upstairs bedroom of a house he has rented for the summer. She is forbidden from working and has to hide her journal entries from him so that she can recuperate from what he has diagnosed as a "temporary nervous depression — a slight hysterical tendency;" a diagnosis common to women in that period. The windows of the room are barred, and there is a gate across the top of the stairs, allowing her husband to control her access to the rest of the house.


The story illustrates the effect of confinement on the narrator's mental health, and her descent into psychosis. With nothing to stimulate her, she becomes obsessed by the pattern and color of the room's wallpaper.

ISBN:
9788834152614
9788834152614
Category:
Psychology
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
06-07-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Mason Publishing
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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