The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Writings (Bantam Classics)
Known primarily for her classic and haunting story "The Yellow Wallpaper," Charlotte Perkins Gilman was an enormously influential American feminist and sociologist. Her early-twentieth-century writings continue to inspire writers and activists today. This collection includes selections from... show more
Known primarily for her classic and haunting story "The Yellow Wallpaper," Charlotte Perkins Gilman was an enormously influential American feminist and sociologist. Her early-twentieth-century writings continue to inspire writers and activists today. This collection includes selections from both her fiction and nonfiction work. In addition to the title story, there are seven short stories collected here that combine humor, anger, and startling vision to suggest how women's "place" in society should be changed to benefit all. The nonfiction selections are from Gilman's The Man-Made World: Our Androcentric Culture and her masterpiece, Women And Economics, which was translated into seven languages and established her international reputation as a theorist. Also included in a delightful excerpt from Gilman's utopian novel, Herland, an acidly funny tale about three American male explorers who stumble into an all-female society and begin their odyssey by insisting, "This is a civilized country . . . there must be men." Gilman's analyses of economic and women's issues are as incisive and relevant today as they were upon their original publication. This volume is an unprecedented opportunity to rediscover a powerful American writer.
Publish date: October 1st 1989
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Pages no: 244
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, 19th Century
, Short Stories
Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest I haven’t read much classic reads this year, and a few days before the end of 2018, I decided to go for a classic short story, and I chose The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.This classic has been written by a woman in the 19th century. ...
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.