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Title:The Yellow Wall-Paper
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Publisher:The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN:1558611584
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Number of Pages:64
Category:Classics, Short stories, Horror, Feminism, Gothic

The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Elaine Hedges

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An all female society is discovered somewhere in the distant reaches of the earth by three male explorers who are now forced to re examine their assumptions about women s roles in society, Known primarily for her classic and haunting story The Yellow Wallpaper Charlotte Perkins Gilman was an enormously influential American feminist and sociologist Her early twentieth century writings continue to inspire writers and activists today This collection includes selections from both her fiction and nonfiction work br br In addition to the title story there are seven short stories collected here that combine humor anger and startling vision to suggest how women s place in society should be changed to benefit all The nonfiction selections are from Gilman s i The Man Made World Our Androcentric Culture i and her masterpiece i Women And Economics i which was translated into seven languages and established her international reputation as a theorist br br Also included in a delightful excerpt from Gilman s utopian novel b b i Herland i an acidly funny tale about three American male explorers who stumble into an all female society and begin their odyssey by insisting This is a civilized country there must be men Gilman s analyses of economic and women s issues are as incisive and relevant today as they were upon their original publication This volume is an unprecedented opportunity to rediscover a powerful American writer br b br Content b br br Introduction br b Stories b br The yellow wallpaper br The unexpected br The giant wistaria br An extinct angel br The rocking chair br Deserted br An unnatural mother br Three Thanksgivings br The Cottagette br When I was a witch br An honest woman br Turned br Making a Change br Mrs Elder s Idea br Their house br Bee Wise br Fulfilment br If I were a man br Mr Peeble s heart br Mrs Merrill s duties br br Selections from the author s autobiography The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, First published in The Yellow Wallpaper 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 Wallpaper 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, Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a turn of the century American feminist and socialist thinker In her works of fiction Gilman sought to illustrate her ideas about the way American society squandered the talents and economic contributions of women Based on the nervous breakdown she suffered during her own disastrous first marriage The Yellow Wall Paper is her classic story about a woman who goes mad when the rest cure treatment she undergoes forbids her any kind of work Herland Gilman s most famous novel is a feminist utopian comedy in which three men stumble upon a society of women that has banished men Also included in this Penguin Twentieth Century Classics edition is a selection of Gilman s poetry and other short fiction Gilman scholar Denise D Knight has written an enlightening Introduction that explores Gilman s use of the utopian form satire and fantasy to provide a critique of women s place in society and to propose creative solutions