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The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Elaine Hedges
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: paperback
ISBN: 9781558611580 (1558611584)
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Pages no: 64
Edition language: English
Category:
Humour, Politica
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4.0 The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a short story written by a woman who had a psychotic break from having absolutely nothing to do in life. I received a complimentary Kindle copy in an Amazon promotion. That did not change my opinion for this review. I gave it four stars. "Thi...
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4.0 The Yellow Wallpaper
The Yellow Wallpaper is a short story by American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature. The yellow Wallpaper is written as a series of diary entries from the perspe...
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1.0 The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Date Published: Format: Source: Date Read: Winter COYER/24 in 48 Read-a-thon Blurb Based on the author’s own experiences, 'The Yellow Wallpaper' is the chilling tale of a woman driven to the brink of insanity by the ‘rest cure’ prescribed after the birth of her child. Isolated in a crumbling colon...
The better to see you, my dear
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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...
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