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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (34,450 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charlotte Perkins-Gilman Narrator: Colleen Delany Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN:
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman, (1860 - 1935), gained much of her fame with lectures on women's issues, ethics, labor, human rights, and social reform. She often referred to these themes in her fiction. She is best remembered for her 1892 short story The Yellow Wallpaper, which was based on her own bout with severe depression and misguided medical treatment. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tony duncan | 2/20/2014

    " A beautiful horrifying look at how woman were emotionally brutalized by the "rational" cultre of late 19h, early 20th century western society "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kris | 2/9/2014

    " The Yellow Wallpaper is one of my favorite short stories ever! A great, creepy and powerful tale. Written over 100 years ago by a very forward thinking woman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 1/31/2014

    " reading this on Dailylit-delivered to my email each day "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deana | 1/29/2014

    " I think this short story is a pretty good story overall. It has a very interesting story and makes you wonder what her illness is throughout it. I would defiantly recommend this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tricia McKean | 1/28/2014

    " A sadly, touching short story about the effects of confinement on women of the 19th century who were diagnosed with hysteria. The way women were treated in the past makes me wonder if I'm not just a bit nutty and what would have happened to me if I were born in a different time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adriane Birkmeier | 1/16/2014

    " I love this story. I never found it stale at any moment. I believe it can still relate to women today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky | 1/16/2014

    " By far an awesome story, I could read it again and again and again. From beginning to end the author provokes your curiosity. Best of all there are never any black and white answers, so by the end you just have several possibilities to spin and consider, coming up with scenario, but never siding with only one with complete undoubted certainty. The mystery in what exactly happens by the end and what it all means will creep on, remaining unsolved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly M M | 1/1/2014

    " Had I not read this short story, my English major path may well have been quite different. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 12/25/2013

    " I think about the story of "the yellow wallpaper" EVERY time I reach that point!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tackela Baugh | 12/21/2013

    " Some of these stories felt a little scary; however, I truly enjoyed 'The Yellow Wallpaper', 'Turned' and 'If I Were A Man'. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clara | 12/12/2013

    " I got this book though I dreaded. I expected it to make me angrier; instead it just makes me sad. I also underestimated how mesmerising and, yes, short this is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 12/10/2013

    " I can relate to the main character some days . . . that's not a good thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 mabesie | 11/20/2013

    " The short stories have their flaws but nevertheless, they are inspiring, ambitious and bold (for that age). I've been recommending this book around to my friends and family and this will stay in my favorite for a long long while. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jasmine | 11/6/2013

    " This book clearly the effects that post-partum has on a woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sanithna | 10/13/2013

    " Five stars because it transports me back to middle school. One of the first pieces of literature that blew my mind because of its psychological implications. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Don't Look | 5/31/2013

    " No one really wants to read about how oppressed people were in the Victorian Age, but when you think about it, your entire bedroom means something to you. Even if you hate it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candace | 5/25/2013

    " I was introduced to Gilman in my high school years. What a joy to find her again in audiobook. Thank you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cate | 4/22/2013

    " "The Yellow Wallpaper" is one of my favorite short stories ever. It was really interesting to read more of her work. She was quite a visionary regarding the "woman's place" for her time period, no wonder she went mad. But then again, all the best people are. ;) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jamon | 4/7/2013

    " Creepy and I did not get it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jilian | 3/1/2013

    " This book is fantastic. It is a really quick and easy read but is just so good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 1/12/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marievaligorsky | 8/12/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Dembowski | 8/6/2012

    " Creepy as hell but awesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Westerville | 3/11/2012

    " Tamara says, "100% creepy and yet 100% realistic. Ack." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/6/2012

    " I was introduced to this book in a class on mental health and literature as part of the MSSW program. This is an excellent depiction of psychosis from the point of view of the person with psychosis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Talia | 1/5/2012

    " A well-written short story with tons of underlying themes to pick apart. As I read this, I kept thinking how this would actually be fun to perform as a monologue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sera | 7/25/2011

    " This story has kept me childless. And when I do have kids, I will not be a stay-at-home-mom. All because of this story. "

  • 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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