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Download The Yellow Wallpaper Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Yellow Wallpaper (Unabridged), by Charlotte Perkins-Gilman
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (34,499 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charlotte Perkins-Gilman Narrator: Jo Myddleton Publisher: Matrix Digital Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this classic late-nineteenth-century story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a new mother suffering from what we might today call 'post-partum depression', is diagnosed with a nervous disorder.

Instructed to abandon her intellectual life and avoid stimulating company, she sinks into a still-deeper depression invisible to her husband, who believes he knows what is best for her. Alone in the yellow-wallpapered nursery of a rented house, she descends into madness. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by angrykitty | 2/18/2014

    " all i know, is that my husband's theory that the narrator is completely nuts, and that her husband is her doctor, her sister in law is her nurse, etc. is just an awesome theory, and it totally changes how you look at the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by sadako | 2/15/2014

    " i love tales of madness, and "yellow" wallpaper fits the bill. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Derrith | 2/8/2014

    " This novella, along with a few key works of nonfiction and of course Virginia, made me a feminist. Gillman tells a dark story of a woman driven to madness by the belief of others that, as a woman, she is weak in mind and body. It is representative of the pre-feminist movement against the relegation and subjugation of women. While present day society has come a long way, the underlying concept of women as the "weaker sex" still exists. Today, this story functions as a sort of allegory. It does not work as social commentary in the same way it might have in the past, but it is a place to begin a discourse of the historical treatment and roles of women. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary Helmbrecht | 2/8/2014

    " While I had read The Yellow Wallpaper before, I had never read any other of Gilman's stories. While they were entertaining, they were lackluster and less meaningful in comparison to her most well-known piece. The Yellow Wallpaper is a unique look into the past when the feminist movement was budding and can be a jarring snapshot for a younger, more fortunate, generation. "

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