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The Yellow Wallpaper

Published by Start Publishing LLC
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
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THE YELLOW WALL-PAPER is a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's physical and mental health. Presented in the first person, the story is a collection of journal entries written by a woman whose physician husband has confined her to the upstairs bedroom of a house he has rented for the summer. She is forbidden from working and has to hide her journal from him, so she can recuperate from what he calls a "temporary nervous depression - a slight hysterical tendency," a diagnosis common to women in that period.

  • Publisher: Start Publishing LLC (November 27, 2013)
  • Length: 16 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781627933957

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