The Yellow Wallpaper

It is considered to be a seminal feminist work by some, a prime example of Gothic horror by others. First published in 1892, this is an unabridged version of Gilman's controversial short story.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: First Avenue Editions ™

ISBN: 1512466840

Category: Fiction

Page: 22

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Doctor's orders confine a woman suffering from anxiety and depression to her bedroom, in an effort to prevent mental stimulation of any sort. Despite her forced "rest cure," she continues to write in her journal when her husband isn't looking. Her entries record her terrible and growing fascination with the hideous yellow wallpaper that dominates the room, documenting her slow descent into madness. This work by American author Charlotte Perkins Gilman was based on the author's own experiences. She knew firsthand that the nineteenth-century medical establishment often had dangerously misguided ideas about women's mental and physical health. It is considered to be a seminal feminist work by some, a prime example of Gothic horror by others. First published in 1892, this is an unabridged version of Gilman's controversial short story.

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

Page: 192

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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

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.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman s The Yellow Wallpaper an Analysis

The narrator of the story is diagnosed as suffering from a 'temporary nervous depression' (W, 4), which is today known as 'postpartum depression', that is, a depression caused by profound hormonal changes after childbirth.

Author: Verena Schörkhuber

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640174593

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Page: 68

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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Vienna (Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Seminar des 2. Studienabschnitts, 40 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper seeks to shed light upon Charlotte Perkins Gilman's short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" (1892) - a text that has become an American feminist classic and has been interpreted as a 'transformed autobiography' (Shulman, xix), as a 'journalistic/clinical account of a woman's gradual descent into madness' (Bak, 39), and in multiple ways as a 'critique of gender relations' (Shulman, xix). It is a 'bitter story', as Ann J. Lane describes it, 'of a young woman driven to insanity by a loving husband-doctor, who, with the purest motives, imposed Mitchell's "rest cure"' (Lane, vii). The narrator of the story is diagnosed as suffering from a 'temporary nervous depression' (W, 4), which is today known as 'postpartum depression', that is, a depression caused by profound hormonal changes after childbirth. Written some five years after the author herself, following the birth of her first child, became 'a mental wreck' in need of a 'rest cure', "The Yellow Wallpaper" is a fictionalized account of Gilman's own subjection to the rest cure of Silas Weir Mitchell, whose mode of treatment so notoriously typified conventional late Victorian doctoring of women ."

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

Page: 120

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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 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: 1101145021

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.

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.

The Yellow Wallpaper Illustrated

The story depicts the effect of confinement on the narrator's mental health and her descent into psychosis. With nothing to stimulate her, she becomes obsessed by the pattern and color of the wallpaper.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher:

ISBN: 2765901775

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

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The Yellow Wallpaper is a 6,000-word short story by the 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, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's physical and mental health. Presented in the first person, the story is a collection of journal entries written by a woman whose physician husband 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 from him, so she can recuperate from what he calls 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. The story depicts the effect of confinement on the narrator's mental health and her descent into psychosis. With nothing to stimulate her, she becomes obsessed by the pattern and color of the wallpaper. It is the strangest yellow, that wall-paper! It makes me think of all the yellow things I ever saw - not beautiful ones like buttercups, but old foul, bad yellow things. But there is something else about that paper - the smell! ... The only thing I can think of that it is like is the color of the paper! A yellow smell. In the end, she imagines there are women creeping around behind the patterns of the wallpaper and comes to believe she is one of them. She locks herself in the room, now the only place she feels safe, refusing to leave when the summer rental is up. For outside you have to creep on the ground, and everything is green instead of yellow. But here I can creep smoothly on the floor, and my shoulder just fits in that long smooch around the wall, so I cannot lose my way. A woman gradually suffers a mental breakdown as a result of confinement and denial of her creative energies by her husband.

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Includes:this short story books included the illustrated works.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN:

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Page: 28

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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

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Brownstone Books

ISBN: 1434436101

Category:

Page: 198

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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 Wallpaper Webster s Japanese Thesaurus Edition

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: ICON Group International

ISBN: 9780546386820

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Page: 30

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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 Japanese, 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 Wall Paper

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN: 9780343698355

Category:

Page: 64

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Yellow Wallpaper Webster s Chinese Traditional Thesaurus Edition

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: ICON Group International

ISBN: 9780546398366

Category:

Page: 31

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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 Chinese Traditional, 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 Pedagogical Wallpaper

The Pedagogical Wallpaper provides educators, students, and researchers with accessible and practical approaches to the story, with an emphasis on the text as a tool for teaching.

Author: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Publisher: Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 162

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman's «The Yellow Wall-paper» is one of the most frequently taught short stories in secondary and college classrooms around the world. What is especially unusual about the text is the large variety of academic contexts in which the story is included. The Pedagogical Wallpaper provides educators, students, and researchers with accessible and practical approaches to the story, with an emphasis on the text as a tool for teaching. The classroom contexts address women's studies, freshman composition, literary theory, philosophy, and genre studies. In addition, the text details how to make use of a MOO space to allow students to engage directly with Gilman's story through the use of computer mediation.

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: 9780340743089

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.

The Yellow Wallpaper A Stylistic Analysis

Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 3,0, University of Münster (Englisches Seminar), language: English, abstract: The task will be to examine the given extract in ...

Author: Robert Kampf

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640599772

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 13

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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 3,0, University of Münster (Englisches Seminar), language: English, abstract: The task will be to examine the given extract in terms of style, narration and possible meaning emerging from the text and it’s mostly foregrounded elements. Further ambitions are to analyze how Gilman uses autobiographical elements for an implied authorship and to discuss the problem of interpretation. This question arises automatically, when dealing only with extracts from, therefore not complete, texts, and will be deepened in the concluding chapter: “Reconsideration”.

The Yellow Wallpaper Herland

These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is introduced by journalist and author Lucy Mangan.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 152904233X

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s progressive views on feminism and mental health are powerfully showcased in her two most famous stories. The Yellow Wallpaper skilfully charts one woman's struggle with depression whilst Herland is an entertaining imagining of an all female utopia. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is introduced by journalist and author Lucy Mangan. Confined to her attic bedroom and isolated from her newborn baby, the nameless narrator of The Yellow Wallpaper keeps a secret diary in which she records the sprawling and shifting patterns of the room’s lurid yellow wallpaper as she slowly sinks into madness. This chilling story is based on the author’s own experience of depression. In Herland, a trio of men set out to discover an all-female community rumoured to be hidden deep in the jungle. What they find surprises them all; they’re captured by women who, for two thousand years, have lived in a peaceful and prosperous utopia without men.

The Yellow Wallpaper Webster s German Thesaurus Edition

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: ICON Group International

ISBN: 9780546406580

Category:

Page: 31

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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 Wall Paper and Other Writings

This collection brings together Gilman’s best-known work with her lesser-known satirical short stories to provide an overarching introduction to this relentless ideologue.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0593230345

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Collected fiction and essays by a pillar of the American feminist canon—with an introduction by Halle Butler, a National Book Award Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree and a Granta Best Young American Novelist Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a writer, editor, and journalist whose poems, articles, short stories, and novels had a single focus: equality for women. Although best known for “The Yellow Wall-Paper,” her spine-chilling takedown of the “rest cure” prescribed for postpartum depression, Gilman spent her life advocating for a woman’s right to an education, to creative self-expression and economic self-sufficiency, and an end to the consumerism that blinded women to the ways that society held them back. This collection brings together Gilman’s best-known work with her lesser-known satirical short stories to provide an overarching introduction to this relentless ideologue. The Modern Library Torchbearers series features women who wrote on their own terms, with boldness, creativity, and a spirit of resistance.

The Yellow Wallpaper

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312210663

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 377

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Seven charming tales explore relations between the sexes and offer witty insights from a feminist perspective. Includes the 1892 title classic, plus "Cottagette," "Turned," "Mr. Peebles' Heart," and more.