The Yellow Wallpaper

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Publisher Description

Best known for the 1892 title story of this collection, a harrowing tale of a woman's descent into madness, Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote more than 200 other short stories. Seven of her finest are reprinted here.
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 startling twist, in which a husband seduces and impregnates a naïve servant; "Cottagette," concerning the romance of a young artist and a man who's apparently too good to be true; "Mr. Peebles' Heart," a liberating tale of a fiftyish shopkeeper whose sister-in-law, a doctor, persuades him to take a solo trip to Europe, with revivifying results; "The Yellow Wallpaper"; and three other outstanding stories.
These charming tales are not only highly readable and full of humor and invention, but also offer ample food for thought about the social, economic, and personal relationship of men and women — and how they might be improved.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2020
18 May
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
24
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pandora's Box
SIZE
191.5
KB

Customer Reviews

Leebee456 ,

A brilliant mind twister

There’s so many theories that can be attributed to this story,

So -I’m re reading the yellow wallpaper and I think I know why her mental health declined
She herself touches the paper,it heats up from the sun during the day and she has noticed a weird smell, it’s even in her hair…
Victorian paper especially green and yellow colour contained arsenic- as she is stuck in that room for three weeks she will be absorbing the toxin in breath and skin
She may have started with temporary nervous depression but I’ll bet she was poisoned with the arsenic which then exacerbated her mental health condition.
As she said she didn’t sleep ( insomnia ) and looked at the patterns all night
Didn’t eat ( anorexia ) except when at night with John her husband and that seemed under duress.
Slept too much during the day after meals encouraged by John ( drowsiness )
Could it be as simple as a chemical poisoning ?
You will just have to read this novella and seek answers for yourself !
I change my mind every time I read this ! Is there an abusive relationship ? Hysteria ? Or does the protagonist know exactly what she is doing ?
A delicious little serving of insanity, designed to make you overthink, I myself, am beginning to see movement in my own wallpaper …. ;)

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