- Paperback: 16 pages
- Publisher: Orchises Pr (April 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 091406116X
- ISBN-13: 978-0914061168
- Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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There's nothing like conflicting reviews to make me want to read a book. Up until a half hour ago I never heard of this short story. I read the blurb and thought, oooh psychological thriller, yes please.
Basically it's about a woman's decent into madness while staying in an attic room covered with ugly yellow wallpaper. We've all seen paper like this. The kind of pattern that twists and turns and makes phantom pictures when you're trying to sleep.
Little by little, the woman starts to "figure out" the pattern and with it her escape...
So ok, it's a little creepy. Nothing really upsetting though. It makes you think and feel for those mentally ill, and makes you really glad if you are sound in that way.
Overall, a clever story.
CONTENT: G (Mild PG if you're very sensitive)
I just wanted people to be aware. Yes, it is only $2 but you can get this ONE SINGLE story word-by-word exactly online for free numerous places. I thought I was getting a bunch of Charlotte Perkins Gilman stories here at a bargain price. *disappointment*
If you're a fan of horror or early feminist works, this is an excellent match for you.
This story is in the public domain, so you can find it about anywhere. I listened to the audio production from Tales to Terrify, but I know there's ones from Librivox, as well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great short story, but wasn't expecting the "pamphlet like" appearance.Published 12 days ago by Dawn Damour
As the suspense builds, so does your devotion to know what happens. The Yellow Wallpaper will haunt your thoughts forever.Published 2 months ago by Amanda Ferrari
The Yellow Wallpaper is a well-written gothic classic. That being said, I did not love this book. It did not leave a lasting impression on me. Read morePublished 10 months ago by K. Russo
i received a "book" and it's 16 pages long. i'm not quite sure if that's how thick it's supposed to be but it looks like a pamphlet to me.. is this right?? Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sarutta