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Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and the History of Its Publication and Reception: A Critical Edition and Documentary Casebook (Penn State Series in the History of the Book)

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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 ...more
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Published February 27th 1998 by Penn State University Press
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Kaitlyn
Jan 18, 2012 Kaitlyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is absolutely my favorite version of Gilman's well-known short story, "The Yellow Wall-Paper." While, okay, not many people beyond literary academics are going to be interested in the differences between Julie Dock's "authoritative text," as the back cover reads, it also contains her exhaustive research into the history of the piece, and the various twists and turns the piece's framework has undergone from its initial and allegedly scandalous publication to its revival in the 60s (which isn ...more
David
Oct 09, 2007 David rated it it was amazing
The definitive edition of the most important American short story of the nineteenth century. If you read "The Yellow Wall-paper" in school (or elsewhere) the version that you read was probably mangled in important ways. Dditor Julie Bates Dock provides an authoritative text for the story and also investigates (annihilates?) commonly held truisms about the story and its history. Required reading for anyone intersted in American literature.
iam
Mar 06, 2009 iam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite stories, I truly enjoyed reading this "Critical Edition & Documentary Casebook." It put into context a fevered melancholy dream of a book that I had responded to on an emotional level upon my first reading of it as a teenager.

My mother saw a BBC adaptation of this story late one night on PBS. The next morning she informed me that she thought I would LOVE the book. My mother knows me well...
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a prominent American sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and non fiction, 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 remembered work today i ...more
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