The Yellow Wallpaper and "What Diantha Did"

Original Publish Date: Jan 26, 2012
Product Number: EB00786001
Released: Nov 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781434449719
Publisher: Wildside Press
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This volume collects two classic works by Charlotte Perkins Gilman: "The Yellow Wallpaper" -- a chilling tale of descent into madness -- and "What Diantha Did," an early feminist work. Also included is a rare, brief essay by Gilman on why she wrote "The Yellow Wallpaper." Gilman (1860 - 1935) was a prominent American sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was a utopian feminist during a time when her accomplishments were exceptional for women, and she served as a role model for future generations of feminists because of her unorthodox concepts and lifestyle. Her best known work is her semi-autobiographical short story "The Yellow Wallpaper," which she wrote after a severe bout of postpartum psychosis.

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