The Yellow Wallpaper

It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's physical and mental health. The story is written in the first person as a series of journal entries.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Oregan Publishing

ISBN: 9782291006848

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

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"The Yellow Wallpaper" is a 6,000-word short story by American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's physical and mental health. The story is written in the first person as a series of journal entries. The narrator is a woman whose husband — a physician — has confined her to the upstairs bedroom of a house he has rented for the summer. She is forbidden from working and has to hide her journal entries from him so that she can recuperate from what he has diagnosed as a "temporary nervous depression — a slight hysterical tendency;" a diagnosis common to women in that period. The windows of the room are barred, and there is a gate across the top of the stairs, allowing her husband to control her access to the rest of the house.
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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

Page: 128

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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 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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Charlotte Perkins Gilman s The Yellow Wall paper and the History of Its Publication and Reception

In this first critical edition of Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper," accompanied by contemporary reviews and previously unpublished letters, Julie Bates Dock examines the various myth-frames that have been used to legitimize Gilman's story.

Author: Julie Bates Dock

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271074108

Category: History

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Since its publication in 1892, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper" has always been recognized as a powerful statement about the victimization of a woman whose neurasthenic condition is completely misdiagnosed, mistreated, and misunderstood, leaving her to face insanity alone, as a prisoner in her own bedroom. Never before, however, has the story itself been portrayed as victimized. In this first critical edition of Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper," accompanied by contemporary reviews and previously unpublished letters, Julie Bates Dock examines the various myth-frames that have been used to legitimize Gilman's story. The editor discusses how modern feminist critics' readings (and misreadings) of the available documents uphold a set of legends that originated with Gilman herself and that promulgate an almost saintly view of the pioneering feminist author. The documents made available in the collection enable scholars and students to evaluate firsthand Gilman's claims regarding the story's impact on its first audiences. Dock presents an authoritative text of "The Yellow Wall-paper" for the first time since its initial publication. Included are a textual commentary, full descriptions of all relevant texts, lists of editorial emendations and pre-copy-text substantive variants, a complete historical collation that documents all the variants found in important editions after 1892, and a listing of textual sources for more than one hundred reprintings of the story in anthologies and textbooks. Other documents in the casebook that illuminate the story's publication and reception histories include Gilman's successive and varying accounts of the story's history, her diary and manuscript log entries and letters pertaining to the story, W. D. Howells's correspondence with Gilman and Horace Scudder, editor of The Atlantic Monthly, and his remarks on the story when he reprinted it in Great American Short Stories, and more than two dozen reviews of the story by Gilman's contemporaries. Taken together, the criticism, text, documents, and annotations constitute a rich and valuable contribution to Gilman scholarship, calling into question the feminist literary criticism that has helped to shape interpretations of a literary masterpiece.
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The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Writings

" Gilman's analyses of economic and women's issues are as incisive and relevant today as they were upon their original publication. This volume is an unprecedented opportunity to rediscover a powerful American writer.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 9780553902679

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Known primarily for her classic and haunting story "The Yellow Wallpaper," Charlotte Perkins Gilman was an enormously influential American feminist and sociologist. Her early-twentieth-century writings continue to inspire writers and activists today. This collection includes selections from both her fiction and nonfiction work. In addition to the title story, there are seven short stories collected here that combine humor, anger, and startling vision to suggest how women's "place" in society should be changed to benefit all. The nonfiction selections are from Gilman's The Man-Made World: Our Androcentric Culture and her masterpiece, Women And Economics, which was translated into seven languages and established her international reputation as a theorist. Also included in a delightful excerpt from Gilman's utopian novel, Herland, an acidly funny tale about three American male explorers who stumble into an all-female society and begin their odyssey by insisting, "This is a civilized country . . . there must be men." Gilman's analyses of economic and women's issues are as incisive and relevant today as they were upon their original publication. This volume is an unprecedented opportunity to rediscover a powerful American writer.
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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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Charlotte Perkins Gilman s The Yellow Wall paper

This volume includes Gilman's complete original text together with extensive commentary.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Routledge Guides to Literature

ISBN: 0415263581

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 166

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In 1892, Charlotte Perkins Gilman published her landmark work, The Yellow Wall-Paper, generating spirited debates in literary and political circles on both sides of the Atlantic. Today this story of a young wife and mother succumbing to madness is hailed both as a feminist classic and a key text in the American literary canon. This sourcebook combines extracts from contemporary documents and critical reviews with incisive commentary, providing: an introduction to the political, biographical and medical contexts in which Gilman was writing a publishing and critical history of the work with extracts from the earliest reviews through to recent criticism a chronology of key biographical and contextual events an annotated guide to further reading original illustrations and photographs of the author and figures related to the story. The volume also constitutes an important critical edition, reprinting the complete original text as published in the New England Magazine in 1892, with extensive commentary.
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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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Charlotte Perkins Gilman s The Yellow Wallpaper

Written by experienced special needs teachers and fully assessed by The Basic Skills Agency to ensure accessibility in both layout and content, Livewire Classics are abridged versions of classic short stories which retain most of the ...

Author: Peter Leigh

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 0340743085

Category: Insanity (Law)

Page: 28

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To ensure accessibility and readability, Hodder & Stoughton have worked with The Basic Skills Agency on Livewire - a series of reading material with a teenage or adult interest level for those with reading ages below 10 or for adult students learning English as a second or foreign language. It offers teenagers and adults appropriate fiction and non-fiction which is graded at reading ages 6-7, 7-8, 8-9, and 9-10. This section, Livewire Classics, forms part of the series and offers chilling stories full of suspense.
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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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