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The Yellow Wallpaper (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback – 2 Jan 2000
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Tells the story of a nameless woman driven mad by enforced confinement after the birth of her child. Forced to live in an attic where the walls are covered in a sickly yellow wallpaper, she does what she has to do, she writes. Slowly but surely the tortuous pattern of the paper weaves itself into her mind. From the author of HERLAND.
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Best known for the 1892 title story of this collection, a harrowing tale of a woman's descent into madness, Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote more than 200 other short stories. Seven of her finest are reprinted here.
Written from a feminist perspective, often focusing on the inferior status accorded to women by society, the tales include "turned," an ironic story with a startling twist, in which a husband seduces and impregnates a naïve servant; "Cottagette," concerning the romance of a young artist and a man who's apparently too good to be true; "Mr. Peebles' Heart," a liberating tale of a fiftyish shopkeeper whose sister-in-law, a doctor, persuades him to take a solo trip to Europe, with revivifying results; "The Yellow Wallpaper"; and three other outstanding stories.
These charming tales are not only highly readable and full of humor and invention, but also offer ample food for thought about the social, economic, and personal relationship of men and womenand how they might be improved.
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This collection is a quick but very entertaining read. The authorial voice is one of patient good humour and wisdom. Her cast is drawn from small town eastern society of solid middle class and decaying upper class stock. She shows great understanding and sympathy for characters,and her portrayals of such people as say Mrs Morrison in 'Three Thanksgivings' has the feel of real authenticity. The characters develop and resolve their dilemmas through enterprise, courage and the willingness to throw off the past in order to find a more satisfying life in the future.
The big story of course is 'The Yellow Paper'. This is the tale that Edgar Allen Poe would have been proud of writing.it describes in chilling detail one woman's descent into madness.If moves from mild fixation to paranoia and eventual disintegration of personality. It starts off from distinctly unequal relationship within the marriage. The man is the inflexible 'expert ',the decision maker who knows what is 'best' for his wife. From this simple premise comes a powerful and unforgettable story that is truly modern in its realism and stark narration of a breakdown.
This collection is a great start into the exploring the works and thinking of Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Highly recommended.
On a positive note. I finished each story at night before I fell asleep and every night for about a week I had something to pick up and read from beginning to end.
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