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The Yellow Wallpaper is a 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 health, both physical and mental.
Public Domain (P)2017 Our Life Publishing
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By Bill Beaulac on 11-07-17

Even more chilling to listen to than to read

Having read this work and written a paper on in school, I found it brought me to an even greater depth of understanding the mental anguish that can be imposed on a person. Although the main character's husband attributes her malady to postpartum depression, we can only wonder if she were suffering from some mental challenges prior. Regardless, the isolation that is forced upon her as part of curing what ails her, only serves to drive her completely mad. Even though I knew the outcome, listening to it being described seemed to bring the wallpaper to life for me. Heidi Gregory did a fantastic job narrating this and brought the character to life. This book reminds me of some of Poe's creepy writings and I would highly recommend this copy of the tale. If you have already read the book, it is still well worth giving it a listen.

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By Sara Rutgers on 11-07-17

Oh the Wallpaper!

I was not familiar with this author or book previously, but after listening to this book I will be looking for more by this author.
The plot follows a woman who seems to be having a mental break down. The unique part of the story is that we hear only from the point of view of the woman. We can draw some conclusions about her family and her condition from what she says, but are left wondering how accurate this information is. Over time she focuses more and more on the terrible wallpaper in her room and is convinced that the colors or patterns in the wallpaper are moving. She can only take so much of staring all day and night at the wallpaper until she is forced to take drastic measures!
The narrator is the perfect fit for this story as she portrays the anguish and illness that the woman is facing.
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