Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrenched this small literary masterpiece from her own experience. Narrated with superb psychological skill and dramatic precision, it tells the story of a nameless woman driven mad by enforced confinement after the birth of her child. Isolated in a colonial mansion in the middle of nowhere, forced to sleep in an attic nursery with barred windows and sickly yellow wallpaper, secretly she does what she has to do - she writes. She craves intellectual stimulation, activity, loving understanding, instead she is ordered to her bedroom to rest and 'pull herself together'. Here, slowly but surely, the tortuous pattern of the wallpaper winds its way into the recesses of her mind...
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About the Author
Charlotte Anna Perkins (1860-1935) married at the age of twenty-four, but three years later separated from her husband. She was a writer of non-fiction and poetry, an editor, feminist theorist, and most of her work is about the status and oppression of women. She married again in 1900 but committed suicide a year after her husband died of inoperable cancer.
Table of Contents1-The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman;
2-Why I Wrote"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman;
3-Hearing of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., January 28, 1896;
4-Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper" by National Endowment for the Humanities;
5-Trapped and Silenced: Claustrophobic Fear in The Yellow Wallpaper WANG Fanghui;
6-The Yellow Wallpaper by Giovanna Tallone;
Appendix A: The Yellow Wall-paper (Original) by Charlotte Perkins Gilman;
Appendix B: Hearing of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., January 28, 1896 (Original);
Appendix C: Why I WroteThe Yellow Wallpaper (Original) by Charlotte Perkins Gilman;