The Yellow Wallpaper: The Yellow Wall-paper. A Story

The Yellow Wallpaper: The Yellow Wall-paper. A Story

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. 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, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's health, both physical and mental. Presented in the first person, the story is a collection of journal entries written by a woman whose physician husband has rented an old mansion for the summer. Forgoing other rooms in the house, the couple moves into the upstairs nursery. As a form of treatment, the unnamed woman is forbidden from working, and is encouraged to eat well and get plenty of exercise and air, so she can recuperate from what he calls a "temporary nervous depression - a slight hysterical tendency", a diagnosis common to women in that period.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781718801172
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/07/2018
Series: Yellow Wallpaper
Pages: 30
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.06(d)

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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