Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Yellow Wallpaper (The Original 1892 New England Magazine Edition)

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.
33 printed pages

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    Danielle Marieshared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    A true classic highlighting the struggle that women experienced from men's lack of understanding of the beauty of being human regardless of gender.

    al mshared an impression2 years ago
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    Really spooky

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Quotes

    aimvmonitohas quoted5 months ago
    The wall-paper, as I said before, is torn off in spots, and it sticketh closer than a brother—they must have had perseverance as well as hatred.
    Daniela Jhas quoted6 months ago
    So I take phosphates or phosphites—whichever it is, and tonics, and journeys, and air, and exercise, and am absolutely forbidden to "work" until I am well again.

    Personally, I disagree with their ideas.
    b7632817727has quoted10 months ago
    Nobody would believe what an effort it is to do what little I am able,—to dress and entertain, and order things

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