The Yellow Wallpaper / Edition 1

The Yellow Wallpaper / Edition 1

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by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312132921

ISBN-13: 9780312132927

Pub. Date: 01/15/1998

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

Based on the 1892 New England Magazine text, this teaching edition of The Yellow Wallpaper includes a generous selection of historical materials. The documents are organized into thematic units and features nineteenth-century advice manuals for young women and mothers; medical texts discussing the nature of women's sexuality; social reform literature

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Based on the 1892 New England Magazine text, this teaching edition of The Yellow Wallpaper includes a generous selection of historical materials. The documents are organized into thematic units and features nineteenth-century advice manuals for young women and mothers; medical texts discussing the nature of women's sexuality; social reform literature concerning women's rights, the working classes, and immigration; and excerpts from periodicals, diaries, and writers' notebooks that give students a sense of the changing literary scene that Gilman entered. Editorial features designed to help students read the novel in light of the documents include a general introduction providing historical and cultural background, a chronology o Hawthorne's life and times, an introduction to each thematic group of documents, headnotes, extensive annotations, a generous selection of illustrations, and a selected bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312132927
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
01/15/1998
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
377
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1390L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

About the Series
About This Volume
List of Illustrations

PART I. THE YELLOW WALLPAPER: THE COMPLETE TEXT

Introduction: Cultural and Historical Background

Chronology of Gilman's Life and Times

The Yellow Wallpaper [1892 New England Magazine Edition]

PART II. THE YELLOW WALLPAPER: CULTURAL CONTEXTS

1. Conduct Literature and Motherhood Manuals
Catharine Beecher, From A Treatise on Domestic Economy
Susan Power, From The Ugly-Girl Papers
Julia and Annie Thomas, From Psycho-Physical Culture
Marion Harland, "What Shall We Do with the Mothers?"
Margaret E. Sangster, From Winsome Womanhood: Familiar Talks on Life and Conduct
Frances E. Willard, From How to Win: A Book for Girls
William Acton, From The Function and Disorder of the Reproductive Organs

2. Invalid Women
S. Weir Mitchell, From Wear and Tear, or Hints for the Overworked
S. Weir Mitchell, "Nervousness and Its Influence on Character"
S. Weir Mitchell, "The Evolution of the Rest Cure"
Prudence B. Sauer, From Maternity: A Book for Every Wife and Mother
John Harvey Kellogg, From The Household Monitor of Health
John Harvey Kellogg, From The Ladies' Guide in Health and Disease
Alfred Meadows, "Puerperal Mania"
Fordyce Barker, From The Puerperal Diseases

3. Sexuality, Race, and Social Control
1873 Comstock Law
Anthony Comstock, From Traps for the Young
Theodore Roosevelt, Address to the National Congress of Mothers, March, 1905
Edward Alsworth Ross, From "The Causes of Race Superiority"
George M. Beard, From American Nervousness
A. J. Bloch, From "Sexual Perversion in the Female"
Havelock Ellis, From "Sexual Inversion in Women"
Richard von Krafft-Ebing, From Psychopathia Sexualis
Lester Frank Ward, From Pure Sociology
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "Parasitism and Civilised Vice"

4. Movements for Social Change
Angela Heywood, Selections from The Word
Edward Bellamy, From Looking Backward: 2000-1887
Thorstein Veblen, From The Theory of the Leisure Class
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, From Women and Economics
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "Think Husbands Aren't Mainstays"
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "Dr. Clair's Place"
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, From The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

5. Literary Responses and Literary Culture
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "Why I Wrote The Yellow Wallpaper?"
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, On the Reception of "The Yellow Wallpaper"
William Dean Howells, From Criticism and Fiction
Henry James, From The Notebooks
Alice James, From The Diary of Alice James
Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour

Selected Bibliography

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The Yellow Wallpaper 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my absolute favorite short stories! I love following the narrator on her slow decline to insanity as she obsesses about the yellow wallpaper...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had forgotten about this story, which I read many years ago and loved. It is a masterpiece of psychological horror. Will probably dream of yellow wallpaper and a creeping woman tonight! *shudder*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are some really good stories about the descent into madness. This is one of them. A relly fun story that gets you to thepoint quickly. Not a long novel. A short story that packs a big punch.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I only read this because it was referenced in American Horror Story, season one. Short story, very weird and written great!
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Really?
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Strange. Not worth rereading
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I read this short story in Lit class in college this past semester. It was amazing! Will not spoil it for those who have not read it, but I am glad the wife found an escape, of sorts. Look onYouTube, there is a video of this as well but watch it after you have read the story!
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Very well-written!
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Madelyn Andrews More than 1 year ago
I read this i english I honors class and it was weird. Twisted, but worth 99 cents i guess
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