The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories [NOOK Book]

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman was America's leading feminist intellectual of the early twentieth century. The Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Stories makes available the fullest selection of her short fiction ever printed. In addition to her pioneering masterpiece, "The Yellow Wall-Paper" (1890), which draws on her own experience of depression and insanity, this edition features her Impress 'story studies', works in the manner of writers such as James, Twain, and Kipling.

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Overview

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was America's leading feminist intellectual of the early twentieth century. The Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Stories makes available the fullest selection of her short fiction ever printed. In addition to her pioneering masterpiece, "The Yellow Wall-Paper" (1890), which draws on her own experience of depression and insanity, this edition features her Impress 'story studies', works in the manner of writers such as James, Twain, and Kipling.

These stories, together with other fiction from her neglected California period (1890-5), throw new light on Gilman as a practitioner of the art of fiction. In her Forerunner stories she repeatedly explores the situation of the 'woman of fifty' and inspires reform by imagining workable solutions to a range of personal and social problems.

The introduction to this edition places Gilman in the cultural and historical context of the American divided self, her Beecher heritage, and her contribution to the female Gothic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486111018
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 2/2/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 358,047
  • File size: 741 KB

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935) was an American feminist, author, and social critic whose best-known works include "The Yellow Wallpaper" and Herland.

Kirsten Potter has won AudioFile Earphones Awards for her reading of The Snowball by Alice Schroeder and her performance as Barbara in George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara. Her reading of Madapple by Christina Meldrum was a Booklist Editors' Choice for Best Audiobook 2008.

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Table of Contents



The Yellow Wallpaper
Three Thanksgivings
The Cottagette
Turned
Making a Change
If I Were a Man
Mr. Peebles' Heart
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Disappointed that this e-book is not free! It is on Amazon :(

    Disappointed that this e-book is not free! It is on Amazon :(

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2011

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    amazing!

    this is one of the best short stories i've ever read. we read it in my women's lit class senior year and i was completely enamored with it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2007

    Wonderful book of short stories

    I usually prefer novels and I feel like short stories are too short but this book of short stories was the exception. For the first story alone- Yellow Wallpaper- it's worth it to read this book. It definitely leaves an after taste sort of the way you feel the first time you read The Lottery. I still sometimes think about this story.

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  • Posted April 12, 2012

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    Great book...this is one book I think every woman and man needs

    Great book...this is one book I think every woman and man needs to read. It is very short but the lesson/message is simply amazing...

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  • Posted June 8, 2009

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    Never fails to "wow" me

    I keep coming back to this one over and over - you can't go wrong.

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