The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories
Written from a feminist perspective, often focusing on the inferior status accorded to women by society, the tales include "turned," an ironic story with a startl ...more
Ok all jokes aside, mental health is a serious issue and something which is more fragile than we realise - do not take it for granted people. We are lucky enough to live in a time when people recognise and understand depression and constructive, helpful treatments can be offered. Unfortunately for Charlotte Perkins Gilman, she inhabited the tail end of the Victoria ...more
Classic horror in small doses provided by an author I had not heard about but who is now someone I will seek out for other stories.
The Yellow ...more
Oh my gawd! This story creeped me out! I have never heard of The Yellow Wallpaper until I saw t ...more
While The Yellow Wallpaper brings up interesting points, it does not really deal with them. The text has become part of the canon not for the ability of the author, which is on the more stimulating end of middling, but ...more
As always, amazing writing and stories that make you think. Gotta love Gilman, not only for her talent of writing, but her courage to write such feminist pieces during the 18th century.
I only had to read The Yellow Wallpaper for class, however, as soon as I read that short-story, I knew I would have to read her other stories. Gilman's writing is flawless. I honestly think Charlotte Perkins Gilman is my new favorite short ...more
Gilman also experienc ...more
I first read this story in high school, but I'm quite certain I didn't really understand ...more
Ah, suicide authors! You do know madness so!!! There have been a few times where I have personally thought that I was going off my rocker, but considering that I've yet ...more
Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a prominent American feminist, sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform.
In her lifetime, she wrote over 200 short stories. 7 of them are included here.
The Yellow Wallpaper. I could have never imagined that a story describing wallpaper could be so engrossing. The descriptions, however, depict a woman going deeper and deeper into madness. And how the misdiagnosis of he ...more
Author of the SEBASTEN OF ATLANTIS series
EXCUSE ME. I HAVE TO GO AND MAKE A SCENE.
Because that's what I wanted her to do throughout, but we cannot really expect that from a genteel 19th century lady and that is when the story was written. So does that mean that it is now outdated and irrelevant to us emancipated 21st century women?
Personally, I have gone through a period in my life when I took some pretty heavy drugs, staye ...more
The title story was every bit as eerie-creepy-quirky as I remember, but I had missed the stunningly superb writing. I'm so pleased that I revisited this! I thoroughly enjoyed the following stories as well.
Although I read and reviewed the novella Herland during the autumn of last year it was indeed the title story in this collection which led me to the literary door of Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
I am not really very sure whether I would have prefered to have read these works first. I was beginning to feel a little ashamed at just how long The Yellow Wallpaper had been decorating my bookcase ...more
Written in 1892 it is one of the first pieces of feminist literature available.
The story chronicles the descent of a woman into madness after she's kept under house arrest by her husband given her early signs of depression and anxiety.
This book was written in a conservative era where in women were not allowed to read and write and voice their opinions.
What's really thought provoking and disturb ...more
Then I came across "Why I Wrote the Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gillman, and she says this "But the best result is this. Many years later I was told that the great specialist had admitted to friends of his that he had altered his treatment of neurasthenia since reading The Yellow Wallpaper. It was not intended to drive people crazy, ...more
My favorites were:
The Yellow Wallpaper (mental illness & the 'resting c ...more
I was looking for some little horrors to keep me occupied while awaiting an email from a friend with their book. I was told to give this a go. It both scared the crap out of me and made me livid.
Well it scared the crap out of me while reading it and then made me angry when I read more about Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
This story was written after she was put on the 'rest-cure' after giving birth to her daughter. Who would like to know what the 'rest-cure' entailed of?
In 1892, fem ...more
Oh, my. Oh, my. oh my oh my oh my oh my.
I've never been so happy to get out of someone's head. This was almost brutal in it's relentless descent. Quite a feat for a mere 45 pages.
“There are things in that paper that nobody knows but me, or ever will.”
There is a lot to be said with the treatment of the narrator by her husband, though I didn't find his behavior malicious as much as I felt he was the perfect example of the attitude of the time. Still, damage unwittingly done can be just as h...more
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