The The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories [NOOK Book]

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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...

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Overview

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.

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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: 276,000
  • File size: 741 KB

Meet the Author


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 January 12, 2012

    Yellow wallpaper

    TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DON'T GET IT

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    The yellow wall paper

    Dont even bother wasting your battery on this horrible book...

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    This is weird

    Don't get it, it's TERRIBLE!!!!!!! Just saying......

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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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 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2011

    Thought provoking story.

    Wonderful story. Quite a few typos... but still readable.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Haunting

    The words skitter through my mind with a life of their own.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

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    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Best Description of Post-Partum Depression.

    Too bad it has taken about a century and public figures such as Brooke Shields to make the public recognize a serious illness that can be helped. I find it so amazing how the medical specialists of Ms. Perkins' day, in their attempt to "heal" her problem, did the worst thing that could be done for her, take away her child AND isolate her from the world. I'm thankful we have finally come a long way since then in recognizing post-partum depression despite the length of time it took to get there. Here's one more demonstration how a woman's view is important and needs to be listened to and learned from rather than put down as inferior and invalid.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    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...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 8, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Never fails to "wow" me

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

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 15, 2014

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  • Posted January 18, 2014

    Very good! It's about a woman who suffers from a kind of nervous

    Very good! It's about a woman who suffers from a kind of nervous depression, and her husband (a doctor), who doesn't believe there's anything wrong with her.
    In the beginning, I really empathised with both the woman and her husband. It's obvious from how she describes him that he really does love her. But he's ignorant, and this is in a time when men and woman had a well-defined place in society, and neither were allowed to deviate from it.
    I do believe that in the beginning of the story, her problem is very slight, but all of the things her husband instructs her to do only serve to make her condition worse. He still can't see it, but I think he wants the best for her.
    By the end of the story, she is suffering paranoid delusions, and I don't think she would've gotten to that point if her husband had taken her seriously in the beginning.




    This is a powerfully hard-hitting tale of a creative mind trapped in the body of a mere woman, and in that time, nobody takes a woman seriously. It's not her husband's fault, either; he's just been conditioned that way, like all men of his time. But so many atrocities were committed against women in those days, consciously, and as a result of pure apathy. Today, she would've gotten all the help she needed!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    A classic

    Fascinating tale of madness delivered in the guise of good intentions. Subtly written by a master.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    I hate this book

    Im with you all this lame book gives boring information. I rather go to the public library than read this book.Help me!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    What people dobt get about this book...spoiler

    Baically if you really think about it this book is about a woman in an insane asylum. At first she thinks that the dictir is her husband and what not and i cant remember the nurse but as ou could tell this lady changes the nurses name three times. The yellow wallpaper does drape her room and she thinks she has a baby with said husband. But the room has bars on the window and a bed with straps on it. And scratch marks on the walls... in the end you realize thatbshe isbdragging herself around the room on he walls and she is acting like a child theb the doctor faints or is killed depending your you opion in it....but if you know a little about the author she actually did go suicidal and killed herself i think it was after losing her daughter or somethkng to teburkulosis...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Im stupid

    I thought this was actuall wallpaper. That is why i read these reviews. So it is not actuall wallpaper! Man! Does any body know of a "website" that has free wallpaper,not a book! If you do just write it on this review.Make sure it is totally free,TOTALLY FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!please help me,i already have abby's decorative wallpaper.r there any more?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2009

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