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"The Yellow Wallpaper" is a 6,­000-­word short story by American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in 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.
The story is written in the first person as a series of journal entries. The narrator is a woman whose husband — a physician — 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 entries from him so that she can recuperate from what he has diagnosed as a "temporary nervous depression — a slight hysterical tendency;­" a diagnosis common to women in that period. The windows of the room are barred, and there is a gate across the top of the stairs, allowing her husband to control her access to the rest of the house.
The story illustrates the effect of confinement on the narrator's mental . . .

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pubOne.­info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. This is written from memory, unfortunately. If I could have brought with me the material I so carefully prepared, this would be a very different story. Whole books full of notes, carefully copied records, firsthand descriptions, and the pictures— that's the worst loss. We had some bird's-­eyes of the cities and parks; a lot of lovely views of streets, of buildings, outside and in, and some of those gorgeous gardens, and, most important of all, of the women themselves.

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Sequel to Herland.
Published serially in the author's monthly magazine, Forerunner, volume 7 (1916).

Herland described an all-­women utopia in a secluded high valley, where 3 adventurous young men visit by airplane. Eventually, 2 of the 3 are ...

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First published serially in Gilman's magazine the Forerunner in 1909-­10, the novel tells the story of Diantha Bell, a young woman who leaves her home and her fiancé to start a housecleaning business. A resourceful heroine, Diantha quickly expands her business into an enterprise that includes a maid service, cooked food delivery service, restaurant, and hotel. By assigning a cash value to women's "invisible" work, providing a means for the well-­being and moral uplift of working girls, and releasing middle- and leisure-­class women from the burden of conventional domestic chores, Diantha proves to her family and community the benefits of professionalized housekeeping.

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* Beautifully illustrated with atmospheric paintings by renowned artists, The Yellow Wallpaper is a fascinating portrayal of a woman's descent into psychosis through being confined 'for her own good' by her well-­meaning husband to cure her of mild hysteria. It's an absolutely mesmerizing short story that draws the reader deep into the disturbed mind of the narrator to the point of sharing her distorted view of the world. Despite being a prolific writer throughout her lifetime, it is this short story for which Charlotte Perkins Gilman is best known and the tale remains as vivid and immediate today as it was upon first publication over a century ago.

* This meticulous digital edition from Heritage Illustrated Publishing is a faithful reproduction of the original text and is enhanced with images of classic works of art carefully selected by our team of professional editors.

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An article from the December 1922 issue of The Century Magazine in which Charlotte Perkins Gilman talks about the origins of Santa Claus and how such remnants of earlier pagan religions became intermingled with the Christian celebration of Jesus' birth.

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This volume collects two classic works by Charlotte Perkins Gilman: "The Yellow Wallpaper" -- a chilling tale of descent into madness -- and "What Diantha Did,­" an early feminist work. Also included is a rare, brief essay by Gilman on why she wrote "The Yellow Wallpaper.­" Gilman (1860 - 1935) was a prominent American sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was a utopian feminist during a time when her accomplishments were exceptional for women, and she served as a role model for future generations of feminists because of her unorthodox concepts and lifestyle. Her best known work is her semi-­autobiographical short story "The Yellow Wallpaper,­" which she wrote after a severe bout of postpartum psychosis.

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Books of Charlotte Perkins Gilman