ISBN-10:
159986603X
ISBN-13:
9781599866031
Pub. Date:
12/27/2007
Publisher:
Filiquarian Publishing
The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories

The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories

by Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
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Overview

The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories is a collection of short stories written by popular American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The featured short story in this collection the very personal story, The Yellow Wallpaper, which is based on Gilman's own bout with depression. Along with the featured short story, are an array of stories which have been popular for decades among fans of this talented writer. The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories is highly recommended for those who enjoy the writings of Charlotte Perkins Gilman and also for those discovering her writings for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599866031
Publisher: Filiquarian Publishing
Publication date: 12/27/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About 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.

Actress Kirsten Potter has performed on stage, film, and television, including roles on Medium, Bones, and Judging Amy. Her narrations have won AudioFile Earphones Awards, and she earned an Audie nomination for her reading of Rise Again by Ben Tripp.

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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The Yellow Wallpaper And Other Stories 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
figre on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Everybody knows you have to start strong. In particular, when putting together a collection of short stories, the editor should start strong to draw the reader into the rest of the collection. In this collection, ¿The Yellow Wallpaper¿ is definitely a strong story. A young woman is slowly engulfed by the room in which she is living. In a subtle way it is frightening. The woman¿s madness (at least, it seems to be madness) draws us in with her. And there is a tone that makes your skin crawl without you realizing it has gotten under your skin. It is an excellent, strong story.And, that makes it the only thing worth reading in this collection. The remaining stories still seem to have this same tone, but they just don¿t resonate. They are trite, they lead no where, and, while the first stories ineffectual ¿heroine¿ helps build the feeling of impending doom, the bland characters of the remaining stories are just uninteresting and boring.One great story does not even a mediocre collection make. Find ¿The Yellow Wallpaper¿ somewhere and read it. Do not turn to this collection for just that one story.
cestovatela on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When Charlotte Perkins Gilman suffered post-partum depression, she was prescribed a "rest cure" that required the complete absence of physical exercise or mental stimulation. Predictably, the "cure" made her disease worse, and when she recovered, she wrote The Yellow Wallpaper to chastise her doctor and suggest that society re-evaluate its view of women. In the story, an anonymous narrator is trapped in a room, staring at lurid yellow wallpaper that becomes a symbol for everything that is wrong in her life. I found the story palatable mostly because it was so short. Her husband's patronizing behavior angered me, and the symbolism at the end of the story was interesting, but the story needed more depth to be truly rewarding. I don't regret reading it, but I don't particularly recommend it either.
ToxicAir More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book and I had wanted to read it for a long time! However, what really took away from it were the misspellings in it. On page 20 they misspelled thought and put though, on page 22 they forgot to put a space after a comma and put a comma where it needn't be. It is riddled with typos!
Guest More than 1 year ago
the yellow wallpaper is a great text and it is actually fun to analyse