The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Classics & Modern Classics
Paperback Published on: 30/04/1981
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrenched this small literary masterpiece from her own experience. Narrated with superb psychological skill and dramatic precision, it tells the story of a nameless woman driven mad by enforced confinement after the birth of her child. Isolated in a colonial mansion in the middle of nowhere, forced to sleep in an attic nursery with barred windows and sickly yellow wallpaper, secretly she does what she has to do - she writes. She craves intellectual stimulation, activity, loving understanding, instead she is ordered to her bedroom to rest and 'pull herself together'. Here, slowly but surely, the tortuous pattern of the wallpaper winds its way into the recesses of her mind...

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780860682011
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Weight: 80g
  • Dimensions: 199 x 134 x 9 mm

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The Yellow Wallpaper
Gets under your skin.
This is perfectly creepy, the way it keeps subtley and slowly turning on its side until it is upside down makes your eyes wide and your skin tingle.
The Yellow Wallpaper
A wonderfully disturbing story! You feel the pain of all the characters, not just the leading lady even though everything is through her eyes. With that be... READ MORE
Lucy Thalange