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The Yellow Wallpaper (Illustrated)

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • ISBN Code: : 2765901775
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 150
  • Category : Fiction
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The Yellow Wallpaper is a 6,000-word short story by the American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's physical and mental health. Presented in the first person, the story is a collection of journal entries written by a woman whose physician husband has confined her to the upstairs bedroom of a house he has rented for the summer. She is forbidden from working and has to hide her journal from him, so she can recuperate from what he calls a temporary nervous depression - a slight hysterical tendency, a diagnosis common to women in that period. The windows of the room are barred, and there is a gate across the top of the stairs, allowing her husband to control her access to the rest of the house. The story depicts the effect of confinement on the narrator's mental health and her descent into psychosis. With nothing to stimulate her, she becomes obsessed by the pattern and color of the wallpaper. It is the strangest yellow, that wall-paper! It makes me think of all the yellow things I ever saw - not beautiful ones like buttercups, but old foul, bad yellow things. But there is something else about that paper - the smell! ... The only thing I can think of that it is like is the color of the paper! A yellow smell. In the end, she imagines there are women creeping around behind the patterns of the wallpaper and comes to believe she is one of them. She locks herself in the room, now the only place she feels safe, refusing to leave when the summer rental is up. For outside you have to creep on the ground, and everything is green instead of yellow. But here I can creep smoothly on the floor, and my shoulder just fits in that long smooch around the wall, so I cannot lose my way. A woman gradually suffers a mental breakdown as a result of confinement and denial of her creative energies by her husband.

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The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Writings

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Book Code : 1423652142
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-yellow-wallpaper-and-other-writings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Part of the Gibbs Smith Women's Voices series: A collection of literary voices written by, and for, extraordinary women—to encourage, challenge, and inspire. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935) championed women’s rights in her prolific fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Discover three influential works by one of America’s first feminists in their unabridged form: the short story The Yellow Wallpaper, a haunting interpretation of postpartum depression; the feminist utopian novel Herland; and Women and Economics, which when published in 1898 established Gilman as a sociologist, philosopher, ethicist, and social critic, and is considered by many to be her greatest work. Continue your journey in the Women’s Voices series with Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte (ISBN: 978-1-4236-5099-7), The Feminist Papers, by Mary Wollstonecraft (ISBN: 978-1-4236-5097-3), Hope Is the Thing with Feathers, the complete poems of Emily Dickinson (ISBN: 978-1-4236-5098-0), and Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott (ISBN: 978-1-4236-5211-3).

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Book Code : 3736803834
  • Total of Pages : 26
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 940
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It is very seldom that mere ordinary people like John and myself secure ancestral halls for the summer. A colonial mansion, a hereditary estate, I would say a haunted house, and reach the height of romantic felicity—but that would be asking too much of fate! Still I will proudly declare that there is something queer about it. Else, why should it be let so cheaply? And why have stood so long untenanted? John laughs at me, of course, but one expects that in marriage.

The Yellow Wallpaper & Herland

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 152904233X
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 397
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s progressive views on feminism and mental health are powerfully showcased in her two most famous stories. The Yellow Wallpaper skillfully charts one woman's struggle with depression whilst Herland is an entertaining imagining of an all female utopia. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is introduced by journalist and author Lucy Mangan. Confined to her attic bedroom and isolated from her newborn baby, the nameless narrator of The Yellow Wallpaper keeps a secret diary in which she records the sprawling and shifting patterns of the room’s lurid yellow wallpaper as she slowly sinks into madness. This chilling story is based on the author’s own experience of depression. In Herland, a trio of men set out to discover an all-female community rumoured to be hidden deep in the jungle. What they find surprises them all; they’re captured by women who, for two thousand years, have lived in a peaceful and prosperous utopia without men.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's “The Yellow Wall-paper” and the History of Its Publication and Reception

By Julie Bates Dock
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  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Book Code : 0271074108
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

Since its publication in 1892, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper" has always been recognized as a powerful statement about the victimization of a woman whose neurasthenic condition is completely misdiagnosed, mistreated, and misunderstood, leaving her to face insanity alone, as a prisoner in her own bedroom. Never before, however, has the story itself been portrayed as victimized. In this first critical edition of Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper," accompanied by contemporary reviews and previously unpublished letters, Julie Bates Dock examines the various myth-frames that have been used to legitimize Gilman's story. The editor discusses how modern feminist critics' readings (and misreadings) of the available documents uphold a set of legends that originated with Gilman herself and that promulgate an almost saintly view of the pioneering feminist author. The documents made available in the collection enable scholars and students to evaluate firsthand Gilman's claims regarding the story's impact on its first audiences. Dock presents an authoritative text of "The Yellow Wall-paper" for the first time since its initial publication. Included are a textual commentary, full descriptions of all relevant texts, lists of editorial emendations and pre-copy-text substantive variants, a complete historical collation that documents all the variants found in important editions after 1892, and a listing of textual sources for more than one hundred reprintings of the story in anthologies and textbooks. Other documents in the casebook that illuminate the story's publication and reception histories include Gilman's successive and varying accounts of the story's history, her diary and manuscript log entries and letters pertaining to the story, W. D. Howells's correspondence with Gilman and Horace Scudder, editor of The Atlantic Monthly, and his remarks on the story when he reprinted it in Great American Short Stories, and more than two dozen reviews of the story by Gilman's contemporaries. Taken together, the criticism, text, documents, and annotations constitute a rich and valuable contribution to Gilman scholarship, calling into question the feminist literary criticism that has helped to shape interpretations of a literary masterpiece.

The Yellow Wall-Paper, Herland, and Selected Writings

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101145021
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 150
  • Pdf File: the-yellow-wall-paper-herland-and-selected-writings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A collection of the groundbreaking feminist writer's most famous works, with a thought-provoking introduction by bestselling author Kate Bolick Wonderfully sardonic and slyly humorous, the writings of landmark American feminist and socialist thinker Charlotte Perkins Gilman were penned in response to her frustrations with the gender-based double standard that prevailed in America as the twentieth century began. Perhaps best known for her chilling depiction of a woman's mental breakdown in her unforgettable 1892 short story 'The Yellow Wall-Paper', Gilman also wrote Herland, a wry novel that imagines a peaceful, progressive country from which men have been absent for two thousand years. Both are included in this volume, along with a selection of Gilman's major short stories and her poems. New York Times bestselling author Kate Bolick contributes an illuminating introduction that explores Gilman's fascinating yet complicated life. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wall-Paper

By Julia Esau
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3656195102
  • Total of Pages : 7
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 897
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Book Short Summary:

Essay from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Tubingen, language: English, abstract: When you read The Yellow Wall-Paper, written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the first time it gives you on one hand a feeling of compassion for the narrator; and on the other hand you feel anger for the rude way she is treated by her husband and doctor and for the injustice the narrator has to bear. Nowadays, where it would be unimaginable for a woman to accept this “destiny” you cannot understand why the narrator does not defend herself against her medical therapy and the way her husband is treating her. In the 19th century, when this story probably takes place, it was the most usual way to cure women with mental problems. To analyze the story it must be related to the context of the 19th century and not of these days. The medical knowledge and the relationship between husband and wife were just absolutely different than today. By looking on marriage and medicine in the time Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote “The Yellow Wall-Paper” it becomes clear that neither her husband nor her medical therapy can be called “unfair” or “unjust” – at least not in the historical context.

The Portrait of a New Woman in “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

By Anna Dabek
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3656846952
  • Total of Pages : 6
  • Category : Literary Collections
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Essay from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: A, , course: American Literature, language: English, abstract: Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” was first published in the Forerunner, in 1913, and it aroused a lot of controversy among the readers. Those who read the story were totally confused and unable to understand the author’s intentions. As Gilman writes in her essay Why I Wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper” : “[A] Boston physician made protest in the Transcript. Such a story ought not to be written, he said; it was enough to drive anyone mad to read it.” [Gilman 1913:1] Why was the doctor so affected by Gilman’s story? What was so extraordinary about it? First of all, the story was written at the time when women’s roles were solely defined by men. At the beginning of the twentieth century, women were mainly supposed to be devoted to the needs of their families. As stated in The Changing Role of Womanhood: From True Woman to New Woman in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Deborah Thomas, men created: (...) an ideological prison that subjected and silenced women. This ideology, called the Cult of True Womanhood, legitimized the victimization of women. The Cult of Domesticity and the Cult of Purity were the central tenets of the Cult of True Womanhood. [Thomas 1998 :1] Women attempted to reject the traditional model of behaviour their fathers and husbands imposed on them. However, most of their endeavours were doomed to failure. Thomas quotes Welter who states that: “If anyone, male or female, dared to tamper with the complex virtues which made up True Womanhood, he was dammed immediately as the enemy of God, of civilization, and of the Republic.” [Ibid]

Behind the Yellow Wallpaper

By Farah Ahamed,Henri Bensussen,Amy Bridges,Leah Chaffins,R. Crawford,Judith Day,Gabriela Denise Frank,Laura Hartenberger,Sheila Lamb,Tracie Orsi,Vivian Papp,Colleen Quinn,Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes, P.J. Schaefer,Nikki Vogel
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  • Publisher : New Lit Salon Press
  • Book Code : 0988551241
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: behind-the-yellow-wallpaper.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a feminist classic, a haunting critique of the isolation treatment for female hysteria wrapped up in a superb psychological horror story. Over a century later women are still battling gender bias in the treatment of mental illness. Here are 15 stories of very different women who have in common the fact that they are fighting for control of their worlds and of their minds. Traci Orsi's "Waiting for Jordan" finds Julia hallucinating at home when her husband is shipped off to Iraq. Leah Chaffin's "Last Caress" delves into the sad and savage story of a rare female serial killer while in "An Obedient Girl" Amy Bridges relates her experience as an average girl who has a singular experience with a lobotomized woman. Age, religion, motherhood, sex and work life are all explored in these gripping stories of women who remain Behind the Yellow Wallpaper, battling valiantly and sometimes viciously to break free by any means necessary. Each story is paired with original photographic art by Loreal Prystaj. Prystaj’s dark, gripping art evoke the same despair, fear, anger, hopelessness, heartache, and fight for survival that make up these extraordinary New Tales of Madness.

Wild Unrest

By Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199753237
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf File: wild-unrest.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In Wild Unrest, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz offers a vivid portrait of Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the 1880s, drawing new connections between the author's life and work and illuminating the predicament of women then and now. "The Yellow Wall-Paper" captured a woman's harrowing descent into madness and drew on the author's intimate knowledge of mental illness. Like the narrator of her story, Gilman was a victim of what was termed "neurasthenia" or "hysteria"--a "bad case of the nerves." She had faced depressive episodes since adolescence, and with the arrival of marriage and motherhood, they deepened. In 1887 she suffered a severe breakdown and sought the "rest cure" of famed neurologist S. Weir Mitchell. Her marriage was a troubled one, and in the years that followed she separated from and ultimately divorced her husband. It was at this point, however, that Gilman embarked on what would become an influential career as an author, lecturer, and advocate for women's rights. Horowitz draws on a treasure trove of primary sources to illuminate the making of "The Yellow Wall-Paper": Gilman's journals and letters, which closely track her daily life and the reading that most influenced her; the voluminous diaries of her husband, Walter Stetson, which contain verbatim transcriptions of conversations with and letters from Charlotte; and the published work of S. Weir Mitchell, whose rest cure dominated the treatment of female "hysteria" in late 19th century America. Horowitz argues that these sources ultimately reveal that Gilman's great story emerged more from emotions rooted in the confinement and tensions of her unhappy marriage than from distress following Mitchell's rest cure. Wild Unrest adds immeasurably to our understanding of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, uncovering both the literary and personal sources behind "The Yellow Wall-Paper."

The Yellow Wallpaper

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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 365622319X
  • Total of Pages : 14
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1.0, University of Heidelberg (Anglistisches Seminar), language: English, abstract: The short story The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman was published in 1892 and is considered to be a very important work of feminist literature. In this paper the short story will be analyzed in regard to the critical theory of feminism. The main part will give special attention to stereotypes of women represented in the story, namely the perfect housewife and the hysterical woman, as well as the traditional gender power structure in the late nineteenth century. However, at the beginning there will be a brief explanation of the aspects of feminism as a critical literary theory. The following part will pay close attention to symbols like the bedroom to demonstrate how they reflect the social and emotional state of the narrator and what they reveal about her defeat or liberation. Additionally, it will illustrate the main characters of the short story, specifically the unknown narrator herself, and which stereotypes of people from the Victorian era they represent. The narrator tells the reader about her life as a wife and mother. She has great problems in fulfilling her duty as a mother because of depression since the birth of her child. The narrator and her husband stay in an old mansion house so that she can recover, but her husband does not really think that she is sick. He leaves her alone almost every day, supposedly because of his work, but this emotional loneliness and the absent of her family and friends, lead her to break down at the end of the story. But is the short story The Yellow Wallpaper really about depression or does it actually reveal something about the woman`s role in society in the late nineteenth century?

The Deterioation of the Woman's Mental Health. In "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

By Malaika Klitzke
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3346541193
  • Total of Pages : 11
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Document from the year 2021 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Tubingen (Englisches Institut), course: Introduction to Literary Studies, language: English, abstract: "The Yellow Wallpaper" takes place in the 1890 ́s America. The story is about a woman who suffers from temporary nervous depression and is treated for that diagnosis by her husband John, a physician. As the story proceeds her mental state deteriorates until it reaches a state of madness. In the following I want to exhibit why the woman had no chance of curing her mental illness due to her social environment and the time in which she lived. I will inspect the gender roles during the 19th century and how mental illness was treated. I will also examine the role her husband played in the deterioration of her health, since he is her doctor and the person closest to her. "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman will be my primary text.

The Yellow Wallpaper - A Stylistic Analysis

By Robert Kampf
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3640599772
  • Total of Pages : 13
  • Category : Literary Collections
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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 3,0, University of Münster (Englisches Seminar), language: English, abstract: The task will be to examine the given extract in terms of style, narration and possible meaning emerging from the text and it’s mostly foregrounded elements. Further ambitions are to analyze how Gilman uses autobiographical elements for an implied authorship and to discuss the problem of interpretation. This question arises automatically, when dealing only with extracts from, therefore not complete, texts, and will be deepened in the concluding chapter: “Reconsideration”.

The Representation of Material World and Things in Gilman’s "The Yellow Wallpaper"

By Alina Müller
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 334610088X
  • Total of Pages : 16
  • Category : Literary Collections
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Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, language: English, abstract: This paper puts an emphasis on the representation of material world and things in Gilman’s short story "The Yellow Wallpaper". It explores the question of how things of domesticity in the story are incorporated in narrators emotional and physical lives, how objects come to serve as a mediator of interiority, phantasy, and longing of the narrator, how the narrator follows the path of inanimate objects, and how these objects act upon her. In "The Yellow Wallpaper", Gilman depicts the feminist consciousness of oppression and injustice mirrored in private life of the nameless narrator; and gives the readers an example of the nineteenth century woman’s life in realms of marriage, maternity, and domesticity. Gilman’s short story is an example of a female protest against the negligent treatment of Victorian women in patriarchal society. She represents the relations of domination, power, and control by the relationship of the female narrator and her husband, John. However, the most significant point in this story, is the portrayal of the female narrator and her emotional engagement with objects of domesticity, which becomes the reflection of her relationship with John. For example, Bill Brown points out that capitalism and socialism created material culture that developed strong emotional attachments of humans to things. He emphasizes that engagement with material environment, passion for possession, accumulation, and consumption enabled humans “the feeling of success and the feel of identity”. In “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the narrator inhabiting the world of things begins to attribute the special value and the meaning to things, which gives her not a sense of success but rather that of failure and deprivation.

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  • Publisher : Head of Zeus
  • Book Code : 1784081469
  • Total of Pages : 128
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From Booker Prize-Winner Ben Okri. A group of world-weary travellers discover the meaning of life in a mysterious mountain village. Eight film-makers arrive at a small Swiss hotel on the shores of a luminous lake. Above them, strewn with lights that twinkle in the darkness, looms the towering Rigi mountain. Over the course of three days and two nights, the travellers will find themselves drawn in to the mystery of the mountain reflected in the lake. One by one, they will be disturbed, enlightened, and transformed, each in a different way. The Age of Magic has begun. Unveil your eyes. ALSO BY BEN OKRI: Astonishing the Gods, In Arcadia, A Way of Being Free, Dangerous Love.

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  • Book Code : 0062797603
  • Total of Pages : 800
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  • Book Code : 1443435198
  • Total of Pages : 25
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Mrs. Louise Mallard, afflicted with a heart condition, reflects on the death of her husband from the safety of her locked room. Originally published in Vogue magazine, “The Story of an Hour” was retitled as “The Dream of an Hour,” when it was published amid much controversy under its new title a year later in St. Louis Life. “The Story of an Hour” was adapted to film in The Joy That Kills by director Tina Rathbone, which was part of a PBS anthology called American Playhouse. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

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  • Book Code : 006245773X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Self-Help
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#1 New York Times Bestseller Over 10 million copies sold In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up. Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek. There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Book Code : 1443423270
  • Total of Pages : 25
  • Category : Fiction
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A man and his girlfriend wait for a train to Madrid at station in rural Spain, the almost casual nature of their conversation evading the true emotional depth of what’s happening between the two of them. “Hills Like White Elephants” is considered to be among Ernest Hemingway’s best short fiction, showcasing the author’s powerful ability to strip writing down to its bare bones and allow the reader’s imagination to fill in the subtext. One of America’s foremost journalists and authors, Ernest Hemingway as also a master of the short story genre, penning more than fifty short stories during his career, many of which featured one of his most popular prose characters, Nick Adams. The most popular of Hemingway’s short stories include “Hills Like White Elephants,” “Indian Camp,” “The Big Two-Hearted River,” and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro.” HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

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  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Book Code : 0763652059
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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf File: judy-moody-declares-independence.pdf

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When a visit to Boston spurs Judy's interest in Revolutionary heroes and heroines, she's soon on a quest for more independence in this hilarious new episode from Megan McDonald and Peter H. Reynolds. Huzzah! She, Judy Moody, would hereby, this day, make the Judy Moody Declaration of Independence. With alien rights and her own Purse of Happiness and everything. Hear ye! Hear ye! Everyone knows that Judy Moody has a mood for every occasion, and now a visit to Boston has put our famous third grader in a revolutionary mood. When Judy meets an English girl named Tori at the Tea Party ship, she is gobsmacked to learn how many liberties her British friend enjoys — her very own phone, private loo, and pounds of allowance. When a day of cheerfully doing her chores doesn't earn Judy Moody more rights, and staging a revolt in the form of a tea-throwing Boston Tub Party has her dad reading the riot act, Judy is forced into temporary retreat. Who would guess that a real-life crisis involving her brother, Stink, would finally give Judy a chance to show her courageous quick thinking – and prove her independence, once and for all?

THE COLLECTED WORKS OF CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN: Short Stories, Novels, Poems & Essays

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 802720285X
  • Total of Pages : 1820
  • Category : Fiction
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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "THE COLLECTED WORKS OF CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN: Short Stories, Novels, Poems & Essays”. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: The Yellow Wallpaper Why I wrote the Yellow Wallpaper What Diantha Did The Crux Moving the Mountain Herland With Her in Ourland Three Thanksgivings According To Solomon Her Housekeeper A Middle-Sized Artist When I Was A Witch A Coincidence The Cottagette Mr. Robert Grey Sr. The Boys And The Butter My Astonishing Dodo A Word In Season Turned The Giant Wistaria Essays and Sketches The Man-Made World; Or, Our Androcentric Culture The Home: Its Works and Influence Concerning Children Women and Economics A Small God And A Large Goddess Introducing The World, The Flash, and The Devil Where The Heart Is Why We Honestly Fear Socialism The Poor Relation Reasonable Resolutions Private Morality and Public Immorality The Humanness of Women The Barrel Kitchen-Mindedness Parlor-Mindedness Nursery-Mindedness Naughty A Village of Fools Believing and Knowing The House of Apples Ten Suggestions Genius, Domestic and Maternal A Man in Prison A Woman in Prison Improved Methods of Habit Culture Only an Hour Wholesale Hypnotism The Kitchen Fly Her Pets What Virtues Are Made Of Animals in Cities While The King Slept The Beauty Women Have Lost Is It Wrong To Take Life? The World and The Three Artists Woman and The State Why Texts? Women Teachers, Married and Unmarried Christmas Love Our Overworked Instincts The Permanent Child The New Motherhood How We Waste Three-Fourths of Our Money The Nun in The Kitchen Poems: Then This Arrears How Doth The Hat Thanksgiving Thanksong.... Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) was a prominent American feminist, sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform.

Sleepless Domain - Book One: The Price of Magic

By Mary Cagle
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  • Publisher : Seven Seas Entertainment
  • Book Code : 1638581010
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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Team Alchemical: A group of Magical Girls who defend their city from fiendish monsters that prowl by night. The adoring idol culture surrounding these girls, along with the genuine life-or-death struggles they face each night, forces them to grow up quickly and under severe pressure. When tragedy strikes, the team's least confident supporting member, Undine, must step up and learn to fight her own battles.

Walking to Aldebaran

By Adrian Tchaikovsky
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  • Publisher : Rebellion Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 1786181967
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 703
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I’M LOST. I’M SCARED. AND THERE’S SOMETHING HORRIBLE IN HERE. My name is Gary Rendell. I’m an astronaut. When they asked me as a kid what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said, “astronaut, please!” I dreamed astronaut, I worked astronaut, I studied astronaut. I got lucky; when a probe exploring the Oort Cloud found a strange alien rock and an international team of scientists was put together to go and look at it, I made the draw. I got even luckier. When disaster hit and our team was split up, scattered through the endless cold tunnels, I somehow survived. Now I’m lost, and alone, and scared, and there’s something horrible in here. Lucky me. Lucky, lucky, lucky. A new standalone novella by the Arthur C Clarke Award-winning author of Children of Time.

Lost Girls

By Angela Marsons
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  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Book Code : 1910751405
  • Total of Pages : 440
  • Category : Fiction
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The Mixed Legacy of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

By Catherine Golden,Joanna S. Zangrando,Joanna Soanna Zangrando
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  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Book Code : 9780874136883
  • Total of Pages : 235
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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"This collection of fourteen new essays on Gilman's mixed legacy - her vision for a truly humane, egalitarian world alongside her persistent presentation of class, ethnic, and racial stereotypes - underscores the contemporary relevance of Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935). Gilman enjoyed a worldwide reputation as a writer, lecturer, and socialist, and her prodigious output (novels, stories, poetry, lectures, journalism, theoretical works) stands as a major contribution to modern feminist thought on important, contested economic and social issues. After her death in 1935, she was virtually forgotten. With the revival of the women's movement in the 1960s and 1970s, however, Gilman was "rediscovered," her arguments deemed prescient by late-twentieth-century feminists."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Yellow Wallpaper (Legend Classics)

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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  • Publisher : Legend Press
  • Book Code : 1787198316
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
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Part of the Legend Classics seriesThe color is hideous enough, and unreliable enough, and infuriating enough, but the pattern is torturing.Written with barely controlled fury after she was confined to her room for 'nerves' and forbidden to write, Gilman's pioneering feminist horror story scandalized nineteenth-century readers with its portrayal of a woman who loses her mind because she has literally nothing to do.The Legend Classics series:Around the World in Eighty DaysThe Adventures of Huckleberry FinnThe Importance of Being EarnestAlice's Adventures in WonderlandThe MetamorphosisThe Railway ChildrenThe Hound of the BaskervillesFrankensteinWuthering HeightsThree Men in a BoatThe Time MachineLittle WomenAnne of Green GablesThe Jungle BookThe Yellow Wallpaper and Other StoriesDraculaA Study in ScarletLeaves of GrassThe Secret GardenThe War of the WorldsA Christmas CarolStrange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr HydeHeart of DarknessThe Scarlet LetterThis Side of ParadiseOliver TwistThe Picture of Dorian GrayTreasure IslandThe Turn of the ScrewThe Adventures of Tom SawyerEmmaThe TrialA Selection of Short Stories by Edgar Allen PoeGrimm Fairy Tales

The Yellow Wallpaper (The Original 1892 New England Magazine Edition) - a feminist fiction classic

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8074843149
  • Total of Pages : 34
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Yellow Wallpaper (The Original 1892 New England Magazine Edition) - a feminist fiction classic" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. "The Yellow Wallpaper" is a 6,000-word short story by the American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's physical and mental health. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (July 3, 1860 – August 17, 1935) was a prominent American feminist, 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 remembered work today is her semi-autobiographical short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" which she wrote after a severe bout of postpartum psychosis.

The Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Writings

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Book Code : 0593230345
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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Collected fiction and essays by a pillar of the American feminist canon—with an introduction by Halle Butler, a National Book Award Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree and a Granta Best Young American Novelist Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a writer, editor, and journalist whose poems, articles, short stories, and novels had a single focus: equality for women. Although best known for “The Yellow Wall-Paper,” her spine-chilling takedown of the “rest cure” prescribed for postpartum depression, Gilman spent her life advocating for a woman’s right to an education, to creative self-expression and economic self-sufficiency, and an end to the consumerism that blinded women to the ways that society held them back. This collection brings together Gilman’s best-known work with her lesser-known satirical short stories to provide an overarching introduction to this relentless ideologue. The Modern Library Torchbearers series features women who wrote on their own terms, with boldness, creativity, and a spirit of resistance.

Madness and Confinement in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-Paper" and Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre

By Eva Maria Krehl
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3638545350
  • Total of Pages : 15
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,5, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Veranstaltung: Gender: Reading and Writing between Romanticism and the 20th Century, 10 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: A reader of nineteenth century literature by women is bound to encounter a striking coherence of theme and imagery throughout all genres. One of the recurring themes is that of madness and confinement. The often cited “Mad Woman in the Attic,” who is locked away by male authority, appears as a central figure both in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wall-Paper,” written in 1890, and Charlotte Brontë’s famous novel Jane Eyre,which was published in 1847. This essay will seek to explore similarities between the two works in respect to their description of madness as an escape from repressive social structures. The mad woman will be discussed as representing a rebellious double to the submissive heroine, who appears to be fragmented and confined by Victorian conventions of propriety. Emphasis will be laid as well on the medical treatment of mental illnesses that both texts deal with. It will be shown that gender-biased medical judgments made by men in both works actually have their origin in subconscious male anxieties.

Feminism? You Must be Crazy

By Daniel Z'berg
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3656381526
  • Total of Pages : 4
  • Category : Literary Collections
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Essay from the year 2010 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 4.0, , language: English, abstract: A common theme of feminism is evident in “The Yellow Wallpaper”, “Revolt of ‘Mother’”, and The Awakening. The stories show the plight of women who did not conform to the conventional female roles of the late nineteenth century. Comparable conquests and consequences come about in the stories as rebellious characters demonstrate assorted but related needs in a society that generally painted women simply as mothers and homemakers. Each of the female protagonists was able to break the spell cast by a patriarchal social structure, but not without some sacrifice. The stories each reveal some rebellious tones early on. In “The Revolt of ‘Mother’”, Sarah powerfully demands that her husband explain why the men are digging in the field (Freeman 629). In “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the narrator displays a slight agitation to show a glimpse of her rebellious spirit. In the first few paragraphs of the story, she criticizes John, to herself, for his lack of empathy and his abilities as a physician (Gilman 687). Chopin uses an omniscient point-of-view in The Awakening to sincerely label Edna as “not a mother-woman” (Chopin 546). In other words, Edna is described as being bad at what society believed every woman should be inherently good at. In fact, the most significant responsibilities for women in the late 1800s were considered “wifehood and motherhood” (“Women’s History”). These two elements represent the patriarchal society that fuel the individual conflicts experienced by each protagonist in the stories.

El Fondo de Pantalla Amarillo

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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  • Publisher : Zeuk Media
  • Book Code : 3967990672
  • Total of Pages : 11
  • Category : Fiction
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Está despojado, el papel, en grandes parches. . . El color es repelente. . . En los lugares donde no se ha desvanecido y donde está el sol, puedo ver una figura extraña, provocadora y sin forma, que parece merodear. . . Basado en las propias experiencias del autor, 'The Yellow Wallpaper' es la historia escalofriante de una mujer al borde de la locura por la "cura de descanso" prescrita después del nacimiento de su hijo. Aislada en una mansión colonial en ruinas, en una habitación con rejas en las ventanas, el patrón tortuoso del papel pintado amarillo se abre paso en los recovecos de su mente.Charlotte Perkins Gilman fue la principal intelectual feminista de Estados Unidos de principios del siglo XX. Además de su obra maestra 'The Yellow Wallpaper', esta nueva edición incluye una selección de sus mejores cortos y extractos de su autobiografía.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman: The Complete Novels and Novellas (Golden Deer Classics)

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman,Golden Deer Classics
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  • Publisher : Oregan Publishing
  • Book Code : 882285862X
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Fiction
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This book contains the complete novels and novellas of Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the chronological order of their original publication. -The Yellow Wallpaper -Women and Economics -What Diantha Did -The Man-Made World; or, Our Androcentric Culture -Herland -With Her in Ourland