The Yellow Wallpaper and Selected Writings
Publication Date: October 2009
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"It is stripped offthe paperin great patches . . . The colour is repellent . . . In the places where it isn’t faded and where the sun is just soI can see a strange, provoking, formless sort of figure, that seems to skulk about . . ." Based on the author’s own experiences, The Yellow Wallpaper is the chilling tale of a woman driven to the brink of insanity by the "rest cure" prescribed after the birth of her child. Isolated in a crumbling colonial mansion, in a room with bars on the windows, the tortuous pattern of the yellow wallpaper winds its way into the recesses of her mind. In addition to this masterpiece, this new edition includes a selection of her best short fiction and extracts from her autobiography.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (18601935) was a writer of non-fiction and poetry, an editor, and a feminist theorist. Maggie O'Farrell is the author of After You'd Gone, My Lover's Lover, and The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox.