The Yellow Wall Paper

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper, initially interpreted as a Gothic horror tale, was considered the best as well as the least-characteristic work of fiction by Gilman.

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman, in full Charlotte Anna Perkins Stetson Gilman, née Charlotte Anna Perkins, also called Charlotte Anna Perkins Gilman, (born July 3, 1860, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.-died August 17, 1935, Pasadena, California), American feminist, lecturer, writer, and publisher who was a leading theorist of the women's movement in the United States. The Yellow Wallpaper, short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, published in New England Magazine in May 1892 and in book form in 1899. The Yellow Wallpaper, initially interpreted as a Gothic horror tale, was considered the best as well as the least-characteristic work of fiction by Gilman. An autobiographical account fictionalized in the first person, it describes the gradual emotional and intellectual deterioration of a young wife and mother who, apparently suffering from postpartum depression, undergoes a "rest cure," involving strict bed rest and a complete absence of mental stimulation, under the care of her male neurologist.

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: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101145029

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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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.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman s The Yellow Wall Paper

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.

Author: Catherine J. Golden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134503555

Category: FICTION

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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. Filled with extensive commentary, as well as contextual and critical materials, this reprint of the complete original text--as published in the New England Magazine in 1892--constitutes an important critical edition.

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: 9388118979

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.

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: 0553902679

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. From the Paperback edition.

The Yellow Wall paper and Selected Stories of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

This volume features twenty-five of the nearly two hundred short stories produced by Charlotte Perkins Gilman during her lifetime.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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Category: Fiction

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This volume features twenty-five of the nearly two hundred short stories produced by Charlotte Perkins Gilman during her lifetime. Denise D. Knight has collected stories that demonstrate Gilman's remarkable versatility as a writer of fiction. Although primarily didactic, the stories represent a surprising range of form and style, from fictionalized autobiography to satire, to parables and fables. Gilman's voice reveals both a staunch feminist fiercely committed to promoting social change and a woman whose caustic wit was unmatched by her contemporaries. The original manuscript version of "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and many of the other stories included are here anthologized for the first time. The edition is complete with a critical introduction, explanatory notes, and primary and secondary bibliographies. The fiction included in this volume is divided into five parts: part 1 includes three works based on incidents from Gilman's life, each written in California in the early 1890s; part 2 reprints six stories that explore human rights and social conflicts; the third part features five stories examining issues of autonomy and independence; part 4 comprises four works focusing on a favorite theme of Gilman's - female bonding; and the last section reprints seven short narratives that include stylistic imitations of two of Gilman's contemporaries.

The Yellow Wall paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

A critical edition of Gilman's turn-of-the-century feminist novel presents both manuscript and magazine versions, critically edited, and printed in parallel.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821416537

Category: Literary Criticism

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A critical edition of Gilman's turn-of-the-century feminist novel presents both manuscript and magazine versions, critically edited, and printed in parallel.

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: 0748113215

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.

The Yellow Wallpaper Webster s French Thesaurus Edition

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The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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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

The Yellow Wallpaper and What Diantha Did

This volume collects two classic works by Charlotte Perkins Gilman: "The Yellow Wallpaper" -- a chilling tale of descent into madness -- and "What Diantha Did," an early feminist work.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Brownstone Books

ISBN: 1434436101

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This volume collects two classic works by Charlotte Perkins Gilman: "The Yellow Wallpaper" -- a chilling tale of descent into madness -- and "What Diantha Did," an early feminist work. Gilman (1860 - 1935) was a prominent American sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was a utopian feminist during a time when her accomplishments were exceptional for women, and she served as a role model for future generations of feminists because of her unorthodox concepts and lifestyle. Her best known work is her semi-autobiographical short story "The Yellow Wallpaper," which she wrote after a severe bout of postpartum psychosis.

The Yellow Wall paper

Gilman's turn-of-the-century feminist novel offers a portrait of a marriage and describes the experiences of a woman suffering a nervous breakdown

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 9781558611580

Category: Fiction

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Gilman's turn-of-the-century feminist novel offers a portrait of a marriage and describes the experiences of a woman suffering a nervous breakdown

The Yellow Wallpaper ILLUSTRATED

A Story") is a short story by American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine.It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, due to its illustration of the ...

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"The Yellow Wallpaper" (original title: "The Yellow Wall-paper. A Story") is a short story by American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine.It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, due to its illustration of the attitudes towards mental and physical health of women in the 19th century.

Study Guide

This 34-page guide for the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman includes detailed a summary and analysis, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 34-page guide for the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman includes detailed a summary and analysis, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 15 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Patriarchy and the "Rest Cure" and Freedom and Captivity.

The Yellow Wallpaper Webster s German Thesaurus Edition

Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: ICON Group International

ISBN: 9780546406580

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Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to "difficult, yet commonly used" words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in German, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a word's meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a difficult word is not translated on a page, chances are that it has been translated on a previous page.

The Yellow Wallpaper

Master the material and ace any assignment with this innovative study guide series. This book is perfect for both students and teachers, as it produces true mastery of content knowledge and book details.

Author: Vincent Verret

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Welcome to the best Study Guide for The Yellow Wallpaper with this special Deluxe Edition, featuring over 100 pages of guided activities, diagrams, visual organizers, note-taking exercises, and essential questions! With sections aimed at citing evidence from the text, this study guide for The Yellow Wallpaper is up to date with Next Generation, 21st Century, and Common Core skill requirements. This study guide for The Yellow Wallpaper can be used as BOTH a study guide for readers/students AND an instructional guide for teachers. It is the perfect companion to introducing literature in any classroom! Master the material and ace any assignment with this innovative study guide series. This book is perfect for both students and teachers, as it produces true mastery of content knowledge and book details. Other study guides for The Yellow Wallpaper simply give basic details of the novel, meaning that students read over material without digesting or learning it. Other study guides take complex themes, concepts, and information and just regurgitate it to readers. But, this Study Guide for The Yellow Wallpaper is different. Using the original text as a guide, you will learn to cite evidence from the text in order to complete and reflect on your reading. Readers will self-generate additional notes within the structure provided by this Study Guide. Designed by a veteran educator, this study guide for The Yellow Wallpaper GUIDES the learner to discovering the answers for themselves, creating a fully detailed study guide in the user's own words. Filled with guided reading activities, students are able to fill this guidebook with their own information.

The Yellow Wallpaper

You should grab it and read it to experience it yourself. Here's a simple plot to The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman The story details an intricate period in the life of a young woman.

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The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a real classic. You should grab it and read it to experience it yourself. Here's a simple plot to The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman The story details an intricate period in the life of a young woman. Her supportive, though misunderstanding husband, John, believes it is in her best interests to go on a rest cure after experiencing symptoms of "temporary nervous depression" after the birth of their baby. The family spends the summer at a colonial mansion that strikes the narrator as odd. She and her husband move into an upstairs room. Along with the couple, John's sister Jennie is present serving as the housekeeper. At the time, the windows are barred, the wallpaper has been torn, there are metal rings in the walls - the kind that are used for restraints - and the floor is scratched. The narrator blames all these to children having resided there as most of the damage is away to their reach. Ultimately, readers are left to be unsure what is the source of the room's state, leading them to see the ambiguities in the unreliability of the narrator. It is strongly implied however that the room was formerly used as a prison to contain another mentally ill patient, as the bed has been nailed to the floor and there is a gate at the top of the stairs leading to the room. The narrator devotes many journal entries to describing the wallpaper in the room - its "yellow" smell, its "breakneck" pattern, the missing patches, and the way it leaves yellow smears on the skin and clothing of anyone who touches it. She describes how the longer one stays in the bedroom, the more the wallpaper appears to mutate, especially in the moonlight. With no stimulus other than the wallpaper, the pattern and designs become increasingly intriguing to the narrator. She soon begins to see a figure in the design, and eventually comes to believe that a woman is creeping on all fours behind the pattern. Believing she must try to free the woman in the wallpaper, the woman begins to strip the remaining paper off the wall. After many moments of tension between John and his wife, the story climaxes with the final day in the house. On the last day of summer, she locks herself in her room to strip the remains of the wallpaper. When John arrives home, she refuses to unlock the door. When he returns with the key, he finds her creeping around the room, circling the walls and touching the wallpaper. She excitedly exclaims, "I've got out at last... in spite of you and Jane", causing her husband to faint as she continues to circle the room, creeping over his inert body each time she passes it, believing herself to have become the personification of the woman trapped behind the yellow wallpaper. ... ... The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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

A BRIEF HISTORY OF EDITIONS On June 6 and 7, 1 890, Charlotte Stetson sat
in her Southern California cottage and wrote the story for which she is best
known today. "The Yellow Wall-paper" was written, according to her note on its
history, ...

Author: Julie Bates Dock

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271040815

Category: Fiction

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Brings together materials relevant to the story's publication and reception, along with documents that shed light on Gilman's attitudes toward authorship. Intended to allow readers to draw their own conclusions about the textual and reception histories of the story, the book includes Gilman's remarks on the story, correspondence, reviews, and additional published commentary, as well as a brief history of editions and information on publication receptions, reception legends, selection of copy-text, editorial methodology, notes on the text, and editorial emendments. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Wild Unrest

In Wild Unrest, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz offers a vivid portrait of Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the 1880s, drawing new connections between the author's life and work and illuminating the predicament of women then and now.

Author: Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199753000

Category: Social Science

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In Wild Unrest, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz offers a vivid portrait of Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the 1880s, drawing new connections between the author's life and work and illuminating the predicament of women then and now. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" captured a woman's harrowing descent into madness and drew on the author's intimate knowledge of mental illness. Like the narrator of her story, Gilman was a victim of what was termed "neurasthenia" or "hysteria"--a "bad case of the nerves." She had faced depressive episodes since adolescence, and with the arrival of marriage and motherhood, they deepened. In 1887 she suffered a severe breakdown and sought the "rest cure" of famed neurologist S. Weir Mitchell. Her marriage was a troubled one, and in the years that followed she separated from and ultimately divorced her husband. It was at this point, however, that Gilman embarked on what would become an influential career as an author, lecturer, and advocate for women's rights. Horowitz draws on a treasure trove of primary sources to illuminate the making of "The Yellow Wall-Paper": Gilman's journals and letters, which closely track her daily life and the reading that most influenced her; the voluminous diaries of her husband, Walter Stetson, which contain verbatim transcriptions of conversations with and letters from Charlotte; and the published work of S. Weir Mitchell, whose rest cure dominated the treatment of female "hysteria" in late 19th century America. Horowitz argues that these sources ultimately reveal that Gilman's great story emerged more from emotions rooted in the confinement and tensions of her unhappy marriage than from distress following Mitchell's rest cure. Wild Unrest adds immeasurably to our understanding of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, uncovering both the literary and personal sources behind "The Yellow Wall-Paper."