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The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Dawn Harvey
The Yellow Wallpaper
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First published in 1892, The Yellow Wall-Paper is written as the secret journal of a woman who, failing to relish the joys of marriage and motherhood, is sentenced to a country rest cure. Though she longs to write, her husband and doctor forbid it, prescribing instead complete passivity. In the... show more
First published in 1892, The Yellow Wall-Paper is written as the secret journal of a woman who, failing to relish the joys of marriage and motherhood, is sentenced to a country rest cure. Though she longs to write, her husband and doctor forbid it, prescribing instead complete passivity. In the involuntary confinement of her bedroom, the hero creates a reality of her own beyond the hypnotic pattern of the faded yellow wallpaper – a pattern that has come to symbolize her own imprisonment. Narrated with superb psychological and dramatic precision, The Yellow Wall-Paper stands out not only for the imaginative authenticity with which it depicts one woman’s descent into insanity, but also for the power of its testimony to the importance of freedom and self-empowerment for women.Suggested for course use in:Family studiesFeminist thoughtHistory of medicine19th-century U.S. literaturePsychologyCharlotte Perkins Gilman (1860 - 1935) was a feminist writer, lecturer, and activist. Her many other works include Herland and Women and Economics.
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Format: audiobook
ASIN: B00K5AU11I
Publisher: Listen2aBook.com
Minutes: 41
Edition language: English
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Humour, Politica
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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...
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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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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...
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