The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories

This work is considered an important early work in feminist literature and one which explored issues about women’s health, both physical and mental.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: GENERAL PRESS

ISBN: 9789388118972

Category: Fiction

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The Yellow Wallpaper is considered a groundbreaking feminist masterpiece and one of the most exquisite horror stories in American literature. 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 also includes a selection of her best short stories. This work is considered an important early work in feminist literature and one which explored issues about women’s health, both physical and mental.
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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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Herland and The Yellow Wallpaper

What would happen if society was run by women? 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.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473522428

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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What would happen if society was run by women? 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? In fact, 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. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY LINDY WEST
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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 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 Portrait of a New Woman in The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Those who read the story were totally confused and unable to understand the author’s intentions. As Gilman writes in her essay Why I Wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper” : “[A] Boston physician made protest in the Transcript.

Author: Anna Dabek

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656846956

Category: Literary Collections

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Essay from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: A, , course: American Literature, language: English, abstract: Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” was first published in the Forerunner, in 1913, and it aroused a lot of controversy among the readers. Those who read the story were totally confused and unable to understand the author’s intentions. As Gilman writes in her essay Why I Wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper” : “[A] Boston physician made protest in the Transcript. Such a story ought not to be written, he said; it was enough to drive anyone mad to read it.” [Gilman 1913:1] Why was the doctor so affected by Gilman’s story? What was so extraordinary about it? First of all, the story was written at the time when women’s roles were solely defined by men. At the beginning of the twentieth century, women were mainly supposed to be devoted to the needs of their families. As stated in The Changing Role of Womanhood: From True Woman to New Woman in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Deborah Thomas, men created: (...) an ideological prison that subjected and silenced women. This ideology, called the Cult of True Womanhood, legitimized the victimization of women. The Cult of Domesticity and the Cult of Purity were the central tenets of the Cult of True Womanhood. [Thomas 1998 :1] Women attempted to reject the traditional model of behaviour their fathers and husbands imposed on them. However, most of their endeavours were doomed to failure. Thomas quotes Welter who states that: “If anyone, male or female, dared to tamper with the complex virtues which made up True Womanhood, he was dammed immediately as the enemy of God, of civilization, and of the Republic.” [Ibid]
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The Yellow Wall Paper Herland and Selected Writings

Both are included in this volume, along with a selection of Gilman's major short stories and her poems.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780143105855

Category: Fiction

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A collection of the groundbreaking feminist writer's most famous works, with a thought-provoking introduction by bestselling author Kate Bolick Wonderfully sardonic and slyly humorous, the writings of landmark American feminist and socialist thinker Charlotte Perkins Gilman were penned in response to her frustrations with the gender-based double standard that prevailed in America as the twentieth century began. Perhaps best known for her chilling depiction of a woman's mental breakdown in her unforgettable 1892 short story 'The Yellow Wall-Paper', Gilman also wrote Herland, a wry novel that imagines a peaceful, progressive country from which men have been absent for two thousand years. Both are included in this volume, along with a selection of Gilman's major short stories and her poems. New York Times bestselling author Kate Bolick contributes an illuminating introduction that explores Gilman's fascinating yet complicated life. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman s The Yellow Wall paper

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.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415263573

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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The Collected Works of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

This volume also contains "Why I wrote 'The Yellow Wallpaper'", "Herland" (a novel set in a society consisting solely of women), "Women and Economics - A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution", ...

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher:

ISBN: 1781395071

Category: Social Science

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a leading feminist thinker of her age, is best known for her novella "The Yellow Wallpaper" which is a chilling description of post-partum depression. This volume also contains "Why I wrote 'The Yellow Wallpaper'," "Herland" (a novel set in a society consisting solely of women), "Women and Economics - A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution," and a selection of her verse.
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The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Writings

Presents fiction and non-fiction selections from the twentieth-century American feminist and sociologist, displaying keen analysis of economic and women's issues.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 9780553213751

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Presents fiction and non-fiction selections from the twentieth-century American feminist and sociologist, displaying keen analysis of economic and women's issues.
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