The Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Stories

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OUP Oxford, Feb 26, 2009 - Fiction - 384 pages
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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, together with 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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User Review  - Waleni - LibraryThing

This short story made a great impression in me. The author gives us this strong story of a woman confined in a room by her husband. This is the only scenario and yet so rich and powerful full of angst and madness. A must read definitely. An example of great writing. Read full review

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User Review  - bhiggs - LibraryThing

Incredibly Short. I'm not sure I really understood the premise, may require a re-read. It was disturbing, but in a strange long-forgotten sense (Eg. 1890). There's really no harm in reading this since ... Read full review

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Robert Shulman is Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle.

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