The Yellow Wall-paper and Other Stories

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The Yellow Wall-paper and Other Stories
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, togetherwith 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.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2009]
ISBN: 0199538840
Branch Call Number: FICTION GILMAN 2009
Characteristics: xli, 332 p. ;,20 cm
Additional Contributors: Shulman, Robert 1930-


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The title story is one the first of its kind to describe the emotional and physical process of a mental breakdown.

The Yellow Wallpaper Told as a series of secret diary entries, the story is about a young woman, confined to her room and denied all creative outlets, who gradually suffers a mental breakdown.

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