The Yellow Wallpaper and Selected Writings
|Author:||Charlotte Perkins Gilman|
A collection of writings from Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the most important American feminist of the early twentieth century. Includes the chilling and hugely influential 'The Yellow Wallpaper', which documents the powerless of women in Victorian marriage.
Rowan writes: Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a fascinating character, a pioneer in the fields both of feminism, and psychological horror. Her mistress-piece, The Yellow Wallpaper, is a tale which combines both these themes in investigating the consequences of the way in which mentally ill women were treated in Victorian times by the complete removal of all stimulation, a which could be worse than the disease. A triumph of insightful social observation and dark psychological exploration.
Charlotte Anna Perkins (1860-1935) married at the age of twenty-four, but three years later separated from her husband. She was a writer of non-fiction and poetry, an editor, feminist theorist, and most of her work is about the status and oppression of women. She married again in 1900 but committed suicide a year after her husband died of inoperable cancer.