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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (34,435 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charlotte Perkins-Gilman Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN:
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This collection brings together 12 of the finest short stories of prominent American feminist author Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The Yellow Wallpaper, Gilman's best-known work, was first published in 1892 and represents an important examination of 19th-century attitudes toward women's physical and mental health. Written as a collection of journal entries by a woman whose physician husband has confined her to her bedroom, the story depicts the narrator's descent into psychosis as her confinement gradually erodes her sanity.

This collection also includes the stories The Giant Wistaria, According to Solomon, The Boys and the Butter, Her Housekeeper, Martha's Mother, A Middle-Sized Artist, An Offender, When I Was a Witch, The Cottagette, Making a Living, and Mr. Robert Grey Sr.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 2/20/2014

    " Rating based only on the short stories...I plan on reading the other works that only had selections included in this compilation at a later date. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron Blais | 2/18/2014

    " A tough emotional read that often explores the outer edges of human emotion and isolation. Not for the timid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 2/13/2014

    " I read The Yellow Wallpaper for a class, and absolutely loved it! It's so well-written, and haunting, I still remember the story very clearly, and I haven't read it in at least a year. Gilman does a great job of entering the mind of a woman gone mad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cara | 2/10/2014

    " The Yellow Wallpaper was recommended to me by my Creative Writing teacher. Thank you Holly MacIntosh! Wow. She slips, spirals, descends, and finally washes into a complete madness brought on by post-partem depression (I think.) When I finished this short story I set it aside and just sighed. I wasn't sure what other reaction I should have to such a tale. Fantastic for those driven mad at the thought of sanity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayleigh | 1/31/2014

    " I just read The Yellow Wallpaper, but it was a brilliant short story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexander Santiago | 1/27/2014

    " I actually saw a performance of "The Yellow Wallpaper" at an experimental theatre above a coffee house next to Bradley University in my hometown. Was blown away by the sheer intensity of the performance by the actress channeling a woman whose claustrophobic Victorian middle class life, and the yellow wallpaper in her bedroom, that proves to be her mental undoing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trixie St. Claire | 1/27/2014

    " I liked this book until an English Lit professor compared the yellow wallpaper to semen covered walls. Now I can't shake that bad bad bad visual out of my head, so I decided to share it with all of you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelli | 1/26/2014

    " Short stories aren't really my thing, but I decided to try this...as I needed a "Y" book for a challenge. It was interesting, but didn't do anything to change my feelings about short stories....the reason I don't enjoy them much is because they are not long enough! Just when things start to get interesting...it's over! I did like the idea of this one....a woman who is depressed is being treated by her husband physician. He has "prescribed" rest and relaxation with no work either physically or mentally. She complains about this course, but easily tires anyway, and starts to write down her thoughts and feelings about her surroundings....secretly. She becomes fixated on the yellow wallpaper in her room and this becomes the story. I would have liked to see it go further.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 I_heart_snape | 1/23/2014

    " Not precisely what I expected, but still interesting. I'm not sure if it was the format I read it in or what but it seemed extremely short to me. I felt like I was reading a female version of something written by Poe, it had just the right elements of obsessiveness. I get so used to reliable narrators that I forget how much fun an unreliable one can be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karin Maier krider | 1/19/2014

    " The Yellow Wallpaper is my favorite short story. I love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 H. Smith | 1/6/2014

    " Amazing creepy. It's a short story so no has an excuse not to read it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eve | 12/31/2013

    " Striking! I had to wright the whole out on paper to never loose a word... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikaylarenee | 12/21/2013

    " so so sooo good! :) love the yellow wall paper! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 P.M. Bradshaw | 12/20/2013

    " Weird, creepy, good. Post-Partuum Depression was never so much fun! Oooooooh, sorry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/4/2013

    " I'm giving this 4 stars because I am a sociological creature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Desole | 11/16/2013

    " One of my favorite "ghost stories" which is actually a feminist parable in disguise ( not very subtle in this though). It really is creepy and disturbing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesse | 11/1/2013

    " This books get five stars if only for the "creeping" that takes place within. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyn (The Heartless) | 9/15/2013

    " This is a great story, and the levels of imagery is outstanding. This is a tale that will withstand time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 AlexS | 8/16/2013

    " Read from Literature for Composition, Ninth Edition. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Negar | 6/1/2013

    " I've had to analyze this repeatedly and the story still nauseates me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 5/16/2013

    " the yellow wallpaper is very well written short story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sae Lyun | 2/16/2013

    " This is a revolutionary work of its time. It's so bizarre in a really compelling way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 10/22/2012

    " This story will forever haunt me. The yellow wallpaper often creeps into my own writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris Johnson | 7/29/2012

    " I had to read this for one of my english classes in college and I have to say it irritated me how we had to analyze it. I think it is a good story if read for fun, but when you have to analyze it it ruins it. A good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hiba | 5/2/2012

    " It describe the conflict which woman lives in the isolated societies , the inner conflict between what she really wants and what the society want her to be "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christie | 4/28/2012

    " The Yellow Wallpaper although her most famous short story was a little ridiculous but the other short stories contained in this collection are worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 4/19/2012

    " Brilliant story about mental illness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn Preston | 1/8/2012

    " The Yellow Wallpaper is amazing. I can read it again & again & get something different out of it each time. Not yet read the other stories in the collection "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marievaligorsky | 8/19/2011

    " a little outdated (patri-archy), but good for historical perspective on post-partum depression -- "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hope | 6/16/2011

    " I have read this story so many times I cannot remember the actual number. This is by far one of my very favorite writings ever !!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen C | 5/9/2011

    " The yellow wallpaper is the story I set out to read and so far it is the only one I have. It is frightening. The woman is left alone in her depression and loses her remaining grip on reality and her humanity, yet she has no idea how far she has fallen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayleigh | 3/25/2011

    " I just read The Yellow Wallpaper, but it was a brilliant short story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 2/16/2011

    " I Absolutely Loved Every Page Of It! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katharine | 1/22/2011

    " I loved The Yellow Wallpaper in high school, yet never read more of Gilman's works. I really enjoyed her short stories - although none were are morbid as The Yellow Wallpaper. I'm grateful for early feminists like Gilman. I hope I will be as courageous in my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb | 11/4/2010

    " This amazing collection of stories, all written by women in the 1800's, reveal the culture for women at that time. We've come a long way, baby! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Temari | 9/25/2010

    " The short stories were pretty cool but I pretty much zoned out through the whole feminist part. Mostly because it's in no way relevant to this era of feminism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sydney | 8/28/2010

    " A truly chilling look into the effect isolation can have on a mentally troubled person. This story terrified me when I read it in high school, and I have to give it at least some credit for defining the niche of horror I tend to write in the most. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 6/21/2010

    " Never mind the Feminine Mystique. This should be Number ONE on top of every feminist's reading list! The Yellow Wallpaper is a brilliant Gothic account of a Victorian woman's descent into psychological madness. Many years later, the novella still remains vivid and visceral in my mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 1/30/2010

    " My first exploration of feminist literature... I have to thank my English 102 prof for this gift; without this, I'd have never read Herland, and what a dish of a book that one is! The Yellow Wallpaper is one of my favourite short stories of all time! Madness will never be portrayed so elegantly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johanna | 11/23/2009

    " "The Yellow Wallpaper" is an extremely well-written short story that vividly depicts a young mother's descent from post-partum depression into full-blown psychosis. Powerful, disturbing, and a bit creepy. "

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