The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Yellow Wallpaper

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

  • Release Date: 2020-05-18
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 396 Ratings


Best known for the 1892 title story of this collection, a harrowing tale of a woman's descent into madness, Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote more than 200 other short stories. Seven of her finest are reprinted here. Written from a feminist perspective, often focusing on the inferior status accorded to women by society, the tales include "Turned," an ironic story with a startling twist, in which a husband seduces and impregnates a naïve servant; "Cottagette," concerning the romance of a young artist and a man who's apparently too good to be true; "Mr. Peebles' Heart," a liberating tale of a fiftyish shopkeeper whose sister-in-law, a doctor, persuades him to take a solo trip to Europe, with revivifying results; "The Yellow Wallpaper"; and three other outstanding stories. These charming tales are not only highly readable and full of humor and invention, but also offer ample food for thought about the social, economic, and personal relationship of men and women — and how they might be improved.


  • Psychological short worth reading

    By AJM_22
    I don’t want to spoil anything and it is very short so read it.
  • Interesting

    By Polaxius
    As a recommendation from a friend, this short story did not disappoint! I love the message and language used. I would recommend this to readers who enjoy stories with female protagonists that focus on the human condition.
  • Makes you think,so sad- spoilers ahead

    By RLOMD
    I thought it was supposed to be about her husband making her worse and I guess that that is one interpretation, but it also seemed like she was going to go insane no matter what. The husband definitely had some toxic positivity, but I don’t think she was trapped in that room physically. She was trapped in her own mind. But it does make you think. The husband was controlling at times and he was too close to her to truly be her doctor.
  • yea

    By kevinspaceyfanclub
  • Astounding

    By WhatsTrending
    The narrator draws you in and compels you to believe her. The story shows exactly how not to treat those who are experiencing mental health issues. It is relevant to this day.
  • Short but sweet

    By Bonnie Bonkers
    It kept me going to the very end. I loved it.