The Yellow Wallpaper

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman · Advanced

Written in 1892, ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ describes the treatment of a late nineteenth century doctor’s wife, who suffers a nervous breakdown. The reader only slowly understands her unhappiness, as Perkins Gilman uncovers piece by piece the obsession that is taking hold of her heroine. This is a classic of feminist literature (5,490 words).

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