Charlotte Perkins Gilman – The Yellow Wallpaper

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Can’t remember when I first hear that yellow wallpaper sent you round the bend, but I would have been very young – then later, hearing that it was a famous short story, I imagined it was one of the anthologised horror stories I liked when I was 13 or so. But it’s not. It’s a sort of midpoint between Madame Bovary and Mrs Dalloway, a feminist critique of a suffocating marriage to a condescending paternalistic man, only with a Twilight Zone twist. I enjoyed it a great deal.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman – The Yellow Wallpaper
Charlotte Perkins Gilman – The Yellow Wallpaper (free text at Project Gutenberg)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (free audio at Librivox)

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