The Yellow Wallpaper / Edition 1

The Yellow Wallpaper / Edition 1

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by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
     
 

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 editionSee more details below

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:
9780312132927
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
01/15/1998
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
377
Sales rank:
274,815
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
Pt. 1The Yellow Wallpaper: The Complete Text1
Introduction: Cultural and Historical Background3
Chronology of Gilman's Life and Times29
A Note on the Text40
The Yellow Wallpaper [1892 New England Magazine Edition]41
Pt. 2The Yellow Wallpaper: Cultural Contexts61
1Conduct Literature and Motherhood Manuals63
A Treatise on Domestic Economy65
The Ugly-Girl Papers74
Psycho-Physical Culture90
"What Shall We Do with the Mothers?"95
Winsome Womanhood: Familiar Talks on Life and Conduct102
How to Win: A Book for Girls110
The Functions and Disorders of the Reproductive Organs120
2Invalid Women130
Wear and Tear, or Hints for the Overworked133
"Nervousness and Its Influence on Character"142
"The Evolution of the Rest Treatment"144
Maternity; A Book for Every Wife and Mother150
The Household Monitor of Health155
The Ladies' Guide in Health and Disease157
"Puerperal Mania"173
The Puerperal Diseases180
3Sexuality, Race, and Social Control189
1873 Comstock Law192
Traps for the Young195
Address to the National Congress of Mothers, March 13, 1905203
"The Causes of Race Superiority"210
American Nervousness214
"Sexual Perversion in the Female229
"Sexual Inversion in Women"236
Psychopathia Sexualis247
Pure Sociology252
"Parasitism and Civilised Vice"259
4Movements for Social Change278
The Word281
Looking Backward: 2000-1887286
Twenty Years at Hull-House297
Theory of the Leisure Class311
Women and Economics317
"Think Husbands Aren't Mainstays"325
"Dr. Clair's Place"327
The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman334
5Literary Responses and Literary Culture345
"Why I Wrote The Yellow Wallpaper?"347
On the Reception of "The Yellow Wallpaper"349
Criticism and Fiction352
The Notebooks362
The Diary of Alice James364
"The Story of an Hour"366
Selected Bibliography370

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