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ISBN13: 9781558611580
ISBN10: 1558611584
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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 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 studies
  • Feminist thought
  • History of medicine
  • 19th-century U.S. literature
  • Psychology

Synopsis:

An essential work of American literature rediscovered by The Feminist Press — our all-time bestseller. The new edition is a faithful and accurate rendition of the original 1892 edition of this classic work, with expanded textual notes. The Yellow Wall-Paper is a compelling psychological narrative of one woman's confinement and madness.

Synopsis:

An essential work of American literature rediscovered by The Feminist Press--our all-time bestseller.

About the Author

Charlotte 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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tdconklin, October 30, 2013 (view all comments by tdconklin)
This short story is filled with hundreds of life lessons as the wallpaper becomes the main character speaking through a woman dealing with love, loss, confusion, depression, hatred, friendship, marriage, loneliness, emotions, feelings, seasons of life and much more. Each time I read and have read this story, every word on the pages is alive and brings new meaning.
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SisterMaryChainsaw, April 24, 2010 (view all comments by SisterMaryChainsaw)
A wonderful read-- this text is a prime example of the medicalization of female emotion. The concept of the "Resting Cure" was typical of the era in which Gilman writes. This 'cure' confined women prone to 'hysterics' to quiet and supposedly calm spaces within the Victorian household. Experiencing the text is an enlightening experience, for both men and women.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781558611580
Author:
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
Publisher:
Feminist Press
Author:
Perkins Gilman, Charlotte
Author:
Hedges, Elaine
Afterword by:
Hedges, Elaine
Afterword:
Hedges, Elaine
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Mentally ill women
Subject:
Sex role -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
19960931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
7 x 5 x 0.2 in 2.56 oz

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"Synopsis" by , An essential work of American literature rediscovered by The Feminist Press — our all-time bestseller. The new edition is a faithful and accurate rendition of the original 1892 edition of this classic work, with expanded textual notes. The Yellow Wall-Paper is a compelling psychological narrative of one woman's confinement and madness.
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