It is regarded as an important early work of Americanfeminist 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 (Jane) whose physician husband (John) has confined her to the upstairs bedroom of a house he has rented for the summer.
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I'm 13 years old and we read this book in my GCSE practice class and I was just amazed! I've now downloaded it on my phone so I can I can read it whenever I what! Highly recommended
Can't put me back in the wallpaper…
This short novella has too many unanswered questions. It's a slightly scary book because of the mysteriousness of it. Is the lady speaking to the 'dead paper' sane at first and then slowly spirals into madness; or was she insane from the very start? And is the speaker the woman who is the said wife of 'John'; or the creeping woman in the wallpaper?!? ARGH! it's epicly frustrating however the book does fulfil it's main purpose: An insight to what women in the 18th-19th century had to go through to cure their 'slight hysteria' (post natal depression) due to the arrogance of the men at the time. A must read! (But the full effect of it hits you after a second or third thorough read)