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4.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 54.04 out of 5 4.04 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charlotte Perkins-Gilman Narrator: Cathy Dobson Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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First published in 1892, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's semi-autobiographical story The Yellow Wallpaper is her best known work. Written from the perspective of a woman suffering post-partum psychosis, it draws the listener into a world which is both terrifying and fascinating, where strange events occur and where even the wallpaper takes on a sinister and creepy significance.

The narration and language are masterful, but it is the way the listener is invited to empathise and almost experience the mental illness first hand which make a lasting impression.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Astri | 2/16/2014

    " I read this back in my Gothic Literature course in college. I loved it then and I love it now. This short story is a wonderful commentary of what was considered to be a woman's role in the 1890s and the frailty of the human psyche. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 mlady_rebecca | 2/10/2014

    " Another book where "liked/disliked" doesn't really match up to how much impact the book had. I didn't really like it, but it stuck with me. Being trapped in your room with nothing but this horrible yellow wallpaper to look at, and feeling your sanity slip. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 2/9/2014

    " Very interesting perspective on how women were treated back then.....LOVED TO DEATH? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey | 1/20/2014

    " Love this one! It's little wonder that this work always seems to make it into American Lit anthologies. As someone who can quite literally feel her sanity slipping away at times...it's nice to see what's in store for me :) "

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

    " Victorian woman in nervous breakdown. 29 pages. -- Very effective "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esme | 12/7/2013

    " It begins in a relatable way, since we've all stared at something long enough to dissect and analyze it. But she gets further and further into a state of dementia, but because of the perspective it's written you are almost following along with her. almost. and then not at all. it's creepy but very well executed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pippi Bluestocking | 12/7/2013

    " This is a collection of stories and among them "The Yellow Wallpaper" is a stunning masterpiece. The rest though are short, didactic pieces I didn't quite enjoy. Do read them if you're interested in first wave feminism writing; Gilman is a great example of this. If you're not, just read the first story and you'll be more than satisfied. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Smith | 12/4/2013

    " actually just read "The Yellow Wallpaper" (as a freebie on my Kindle) which is a terrific short story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Venetia Owens | 11/8/2013

    " I love The Yellow Wallpaper!!! One of my face's from college! We spent two weeks discussing this story! A Must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kara | 11/4/2013

    " A story that bluntly describes all that was wrong with the Victorian feminine ideal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruby Rodriguez | 11/2/2013

    " This is a good look into what its like to be trapped with a mental disorder with no creative release. Really good book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Highjump | 10/20/2013

    " Really enjoyed the short stories, Herland was fine though really unsubtle - kind of a fun read though, ended up skipping most of Women and Economics "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maya | 5/26/2013

    " I think I had to read this in college... I remember really liking it at the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty Ciepiela | 4/17/2013

    " I read this for a Women and Society class in college. Loved the class even though I was a paranoid mess for weeks! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 2/21/2013

    " If you actually imagine her creeping naked around the periphery of the room, it's creepy as hell. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Westerville | 1/13/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicola Muzsla | 9/24/2012

    " I loved the yellow wallpaper but the other stories included were a bit of a dissapointment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 9/24/2012

    " the yellow wallpaper was the creepiest story ever!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen Mech | 8/12/2012

    " One of the most creepy stories I have ever read. I would recommend this short story to any woman ages 16 and up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy | 7/11/2012

    " The first time I read this I was eleven or twelve. It stuck with me, but I don't think it was until much later when I read it again that I realized how chilling it really is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Milosh | 5/27/2012

    " important psychology feminist text on socially induced mental illness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Desole | 5/23/2012

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle (In Libris Veritas) | 4/5/2012

    " This a is a short but very good story. It's not scary by any traditional means but it does have that creepy factor that comes with someone going mad while you're "watching". Definitely worth the read. "

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