The Yellow Wall-Paper: A SourceBook and Critical Edition / Edition 1

The Yellow Wall-Paper: A SourceBook and Critical Edition / Edition 1

by Catherine J. Golden
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415263581

ISBN-13: 9780415263580

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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.
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Overview

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.

The volume also constitutes an important critical edition, reprinting the complete original text as published in the New England Magazine in 1892, with extensive commentary.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415263580
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Routledge Guides to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,058,762
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

From letter to Martha Luther Lane, 189026
Letter to Horace E. Scudder, 189027
Letter to Charlotte Perkins Stetson, 189027
"The tell-tale heart"28
From The diary of Alice James32
"Through this"34
"The story of an hour"37
From In this our world39
"Why I wrote 'The yellow wallpaper'?"45
From The living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman47
From The American woman's home52
From Hints on household taste : the classic handbook of Victorian interior decoration55
From What a young husband ought to know57
From Sex in education; or, a fair chance for the girls57
From The puerperal diseases : clinical lectures delivered at Bellevue Hospital59
From Fat and blood : and how to make them and Doctor and patient61
Selected reviews of "The yellow wall-paper"81
Initial two reviews in Boston Evening Transcript, 189281
"The yellow wall paper"82
"New books and those who make them"83
A question of 'nerves'83
"Literary notices : the yellow wall paper"83
"Books : light and serious stories"84
"Minor fiction"85
"The yellow wall paper"85
"Brief reviews"85
"New books in brief review"85
From "Introduction," The great modern American stories, an anthology86
From "Afterword" to The yellow wallpaper88
From The madwoman in the attic91
From "A map for rereading"92
From "An unnecessary maze of sign reading"94
From "Monumental feminism and literature's ancestral house : another look at 'The yellow wallpaper'"96
From "Introduction," The gold standard and the logic of naturalism : American literature at the turn of the century99
From "The writing of 'The yellow wallpaper' : a double palimpsest"101
From "Feminist criticism, 'The yellow wallpaper,' and the politics of color in America"105
From American nervousness, 1903 : an anecdotal history108
From "Queering The yellow wallpaper? : Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the politics of form"111
From "Overwriting decadence : Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Oscar Wilde, and the feminization of art in 'The yellow wall-paper'"114
From "Gilman's arabesque wallpaper"117
From "The use of audiovisual material as an aid in teaching 'The yellow wall-paper'"121
The yellow wall-paper131
Books on Gilman's oeuvre161
Companion pieces by Gilman161

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