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The Yellow Wall-Paper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Yellow Wall-Paper
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'The color is hideous enough, and unreliable enough, and infuriating enough, but the pattern is torturing.' Written with barely controlled fury after she was confined to her room for 'nerves' and forbidden to write, Gilman's pioneering feminist horror story scandalized nineteenth-century readers... show more
'The color is hideous enough, and unreliable enough, and infuriating enough, but the pattern is torturing.' Written with barely controlled fury after she was confined to her room for 'nerves' and forbidden to write, Gilman's pioneering feminist horror story scandalized nineteenth-century readers with its portrayal of a woman who loses her mind because she has literally not
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141397412 (0141397411)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 64
Edition language: English
Category:
Humour, Politica
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Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it
5.0 The Yellow Wallpaper
1892? Really? Damn, this was good. This is how short stories are suppose to be done. Creepy. Building dread. Subtle terror and growing madness. Excellent!
Rachel's books
Rachel's books rated it
5.0 The Yellow Wall-Paper
From the first page (and I think this gives a good idea of the story's direction):"If a physician of high standing, and one's own husband, assures friends and relatives that there is really nothing the matter with one but temporary nervous depression,—a slight hysterical tendency,—what is one to do?...
As the page turns..
As the page turns.. rated it
4.5 Bingo card additions
I keep filling that bingo card a bit randomly.. The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman,Dawn Harvey I came across a different narration of the yellow wallpaper and I loved it. The narrator's voice nailed the creepy factor and even though I knew the story I loved every minute of it. Here i...
Book Cupidity
Book Cupidity rated it
3.5 Oh, my.
Oh, my. Oh, my. oh my oh my oh my oh my. I've never been so happy to get out of someone's head. This was almost brutal in it's relentless descent. Quite a feat for a mere 45 pages. “There are things in that paper that nobody knows but me, or ever will.” There is a lot to be said with t...
Linda Hilton
Linda Hilton rated it
4.5 Such a cheerful madness
After reading so many reviews and comments here, I ordered a free Kindle edition of The Yellow Wallpaper and read it comfortably in less than half an hour. As depressing as it was, it didn't have the ending I anticipated once I knew she had a rope and a chair. I could easily see this expanded in...
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