The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Writings

Continue your journey in the Women’s Voices series with Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte (ISBN: 978-1-4236-5099-7), The Feminist Papers, by Mary Wollstonecraft (ISBN: 978-1-4236-5097-3), Hope Is the Thing with Feathers, the complete poems ...

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423652144

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

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Part of the Gibbs Smith Women's Voices series: A collection of literary voices written by, and for, extraordinary women—to encourage, challenge, and inspire. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935) championed women’s rights in her prolific fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Discover three influential works by one of America’s first feminists in their unabridged form: the short story The Yellow Wallpaper, a haunting interpretation of postpartum depression; the feminist utopian novel Herland; and Women and Economics, which when published in 1898 established Gilman as a sociologist, philosopher, ethicist, and social critic, and is considered by many to be her greatest work. Continue your journey in the Women’s Voices series with Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte (ISBN: 978-1-4236-5099-7), The Feminist Papers, by Mary Wollstonecraft (ISBN: 978-1-4236-5097-3), Hope Is the Thing with Feathers, the complete poems of Emily Dickinson (ISBN: 978-1-4236-5098-0), and Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott (ISBN: 978-1-4236-5211-3).
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The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories

Compiles seven stories that examine the relations between the sexes from a feminist perspective.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486298573

Category: Fiction

Page: 70

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Compiles seven stories that examine the relations between the sexes from a feminist perspective.
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The Yellow Wallpaper

The book describes in detail how she sees imagined beings and ghostly sightings in the house.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN: 9788728103708

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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‘The Yellow Wallpaper’, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, is a short story first published in January 1892. The psychological thriller by the renowned US women’s rights writer and campaigner is an autobiographical-inspired novella based upon her own experience of severe postnatal depression, leading to post-natal psychosis. At the time, women with PND (known in America as postpartum depression) were seen as hysterical and were often dismissed by doctors who overlooked treatment options through lack of understanding of the condition. In Perkins’ short story, written tellingly from the first-person perspective, the nameless female protagonist is forced to sleep in an attic with yellow wallpaper and is driven mad by her enforced imprisonment following the birth of her first child. The book describes in detail how she sees imagined beings and ghostly sightings in the house. Disturbing in its nature yet utterly realistic to the heroine, the protagonist offers a diary-style narrative detailing her experience as a new mother suffering with severe mental illness: "I don’t know why I should write this. I don’t want to. I don’t feel able. And I know John would think it absurd. But I must say what I feel and think in some way—it is such a relief! But the effort is getting to be greater than the relief." Evoking gothic themes of Charlotte Bronte’s 'Jane Eyre', in both Jane Eyre’s own tortuous and notorious Red Room and Bertha Mason's confinement in her loft prison, the book was made into a film in 2011 – directed by Logan Thomas and starring Aric Cushing and Juliet Landau. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, also known as Charlotte Perkins Stetson, was born on 3rd July 1860 in Connecticut, USA. Her early family life was troubled, with her father abandoning his wife and family; a move which strongly influenced her feminist political leanings and advocator of women’s rights. After jobs as a tutor and painter, Perkins – a self- declared humanist and ‘tom boy’ – began to work as a writer of short stories, novels, non-fiction pieces and poetry. Her best known work is her semi-autobiographical short story, inspired by her post-natal depression, entitled ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ which was published in 1892 and made into a film in 2011. A member of the American National Women's Hall of Fame, Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a strong believer that "the domestic environment oppressed women through the patriarchal beliefs upheld by society". A believer in euthanasia, she was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer in January 1932 and chose to take her own life in August 1935, writing in her suicide note that she "chose chloroform over cancer".
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The Yellow Wall Paper and Other Stories

The introduction to this edition places Gilman in the cultural and historical context of the American divided self, her Beecher heritage, and her contribution to the female Gothic.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0199538840

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman was America's leading feminist intellectual of the early twentieth century. The Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Stories makes available the fullest selection of her short fiction ever printed. It features her pioneering feminist masterpiece, her neglected stories contemporary with The Yellow Wall-Paper, and her later explorations of `the woman of fifty'. The introduction to this edition places Gilman in the cultural and historical context of the American divided self, her Beecher heritage, and her contribution to the female Gothic.
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The Yellow Wallpaper And Selected Writings

In addition to her masterpiece 'The Yellow Wallpaper', this new edition includes a selection of her best short fiction and extracts from her autobiography.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748113217

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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It is stripped off - the paper - in great patches . . . The colour is repellent . . . In the places where it isn't faded and where the sun is just so - I can see a strange, provoking, formless sort of figure, that seems to skulk about . . .' 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 colonial mansion, in a room with bars on the windows, the tortuous pattern of the yellow wallpaper winds its way into the recesses of her mind. Charlotte Perkins Gilman was America's leading feminist intellectual of the early twentieth century. In addition to her masterpiece 'The Yellow Wallpaper', this new edition includes a selection of her best short fiction and extracts from her autobiography.
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The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Reader

THE CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN READER is an anthology of fiction by one of America's most important feminist writers.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813918766

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

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THE CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN READER is an anthology of fiction by one of America's most important feminist writers. Probably best known as the author of "The Yellow Wallpaper," in which a woman is driven mad by chauvinist psychiatry, Gilman wrote numerous other short stories and novels reflecting her radical socialist and feminist view of turn-of-the-century America. Collected here by noted Gilman scholar Ann J. Lane are eighteen stories and fragments, including a selection from Herland, Gilman's feminist Utopia. The resulting anthology provides a provocative blueprint to Gilman's intellectual and creative production.
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The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Includes:this short story books included the illustrated works.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798648809208

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Includes: this short story books included the illustrated works. The Wallpaper: "The Yellow Wallpaper" is driven by the narrator's sense that the wallpaper is a text she must interpret, that it symbolizes something that affects her directly. Accordingly, the wallpaper develops its symbolism throughout the story. At first it seems merely unpleasant: it is ripped, soiled, and an "unclean yellow." The worst part is the ostensibly formless pattern, which fascinates the narrator as she attempts to figure out how it is organized. After staring at the paper for hours, she sees a ghostly sub-pattern behind the main pattern, visible only in certain light. Eventually, the sub-pattern comes into focus as a desperate woman, constantly crawling and stooping, looking for an escape from behind the main pattern, which has come to resemble the bars of a cage. The narrator sees this cage as festooned with the heads of many women, all of whom were strangled as they tried to escape. Clearly, the wallpaper represents the structure of family, medicine, and tradition in which the narrator finds herself trapped. Wallpaper is domestic and humble, and Gilman skillfully uses this nightmarish, hideous paper as a symbol of the domestic life that traps so many women. Quotes: - "Now why should that man have fainted? But he did, and right across my path by the wall, so that I had to creep over him every time!" - Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wall-Paper "It does not do to trust people too much." - Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wall-Paper "It does not do to trust people too much." - Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wall-Paper "I never saw a worse paper in my life. One of those sprawling flamboyant patterns committing every artistic sin." - Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wall-Paper
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The Yellow Wall paper Herland and Selected Writings

Both are included in this volume, along with other selected writings.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 014310585X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 353

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Originally published: Herland, The yellow wall-paper, and selected writings. 1999.
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Herland and the Yellow Wallpaper

What would happen if society was run by women? In Herland Charlotte Perkins Gilman imagines the result.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781784870522

Category: Feminism

Page: 214

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What would happen if society was run by women? In Herland Charlotte Perkins Gilman imagines the result. When three American men discover a community of women, living in perfect isolation in the Amazon, they decide there simply must be men somewhere. How could these women survive without man's knowledge, experience and strength, not to mention reproductive power? But what they have found is a civilisation free from disease, poverty and the weight of tradition. All alone, the women have created a society of calm and prosperity, a feminist utopia that dares to threaten the very concept of male superiority.
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman s The Yellow Wall Paper

1979 • "The Yellow Wall-Paper" reprinted in Wolfs Complete Book of Terror, edited by Leonard Wolf 1980 • Publication of The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Reader, edited and with an introduction by Gilman biographer Ann J. Lane, ...

Author: Catherine J. Golden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134503544

Category: Literary Criticism

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This sourcebook combines extracts from contemporary documents and critical reviews, providing an introduction, a publishing and critical history, a chronology of key events, a guide to further reading and original pictures.
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