The Yellow Wallpaper (The Original 1892 New England Magazine Edition), Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Yellow Wallpaper (The Original 1892 New England Magazine Edition)

First published in 1892, The Yellow Wall-Paper is written as the secret journal of a woman who, failing to relish the joys of marriage and motherhood, is sentenced to a country rest cure. Though she longs to write, her husband and doctor forbid it, prescribing instead complete passivity. In the involuntary confinement of her bedroom, the hero creates a reality of her own beyond the hypnotic pattern of the faded yellow wallpaper – a pattern that has come to symbolize her own imprisonment. Narrated with superb psychological and dramatic precision, The Yellow Wall-Paper stands out not only for the imaginative authenticity with which it depicts one woman’s descent into insanity, but also for the power of its testimony to the importance of freedom and self-empowerment for women.
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A true classic highlighting the struggle that women experienced from men's lack of understanding of the beauty of being human regardless of gender.

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Nobody would believe what an effort it is to do what little I am able,—to dress and entertain, and order things
Tea Danilović
Tea Danilovićhas quoted2 months ago
If a physician of high standing, and one's own husband, assures friends and relatives that there is really nothing the matter with one but temporary nervous depression—a slight hysterical tendency—what is one to do?

My brother is also a physician, and also of high standing, and he says the same thing
Aurea Castillo
Aurea Castillohas quoted2 months ago
and I did not make out a very good case for myself, for I was crying before I had finished.

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