The Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Stories
Publish date: November 19th 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, 19th Century
, Short Stories
When I first finished the stories I found them a bit odd, but then I really thought about them, kind of studied them, and now I really love it. It's a great collection of (feminist) short stories that are really thought provoking.I found 'The Yellow Wallpaper' really creepy though.
The problem with this book is not so much The Yellow Wallpaper part, but the Other Stories part. The Yellow Wallpaper is an effective short story, about a woman who starts going crazy, because she has been locked up in a room as part of a rest cure for what would then have been called neurosis. It...
IntroductionSTORIES--The Yellow Wallpaper--The Unexpected--The Giant Wistaria--An Extinct Angel--The Rocking-Chair--Deserted--An Unnatural Mother--Three Thanksgivings--The Cottagette--When I Was a Witch--An Honest Woman--Turned--Making a Change--Mrs Elder's Idea--Their House--Bee Wise--Fulfilment--I...
The main story - The Yellow Wallpaper - was chilling, a deliberate commentary on the "rest cure" and an inadvertent horror story.
How is feel about this book is quite aptly pictured in the BAM campaign series. Here is one example: http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2011/09/19/business/media/19adnewsletter1-inline/19adnewsletter1-inline-popup.jpgIt took me about three days for the book to 'hit' me, which is now, and i can't st...
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