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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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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
5.0 Nightmare and Paranoia Fuel
*whines* It's still miserable, windy winter here!! How do I combat the chills this induced? *shudder* Whenever I read stories like this, I remember that quote "novels win by points, short stories by knock outs". I know I was already whimpering one page in. I finished with a wiki-walk and... How co...
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3.0 Review of The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
This was a short story told from the point of view of a woman who was suffering what we would today call postpartum depression. Her husband and family force her to stay on bed rest in a strange room where she slowly loses her mind based on her surroundings - especially the wallpaper in the room. W...
Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it
4.5 The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
"The Yellow Wallpaper" is one of the few things I read during my vacation that wasn't a graphic novel or manga. I downloaded it via Project Gutenberg. I think I saw a review of it on Booklikes, but I couldn't remember a thing about it. I wasn't even sure what genre it was and, since I didn't bother ...
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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!
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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?...
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