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Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Stories

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ISBN-10: 0199538840

ISBN-13: 9780199538843

Edition: 2009

Authors: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Robert Shulman

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman was America's leading feminist intellectual of the early 20th century. 'The Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Stories' makes available the fullest selection of her short fiction ever printed.
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born in 1860 in Hartford, Conn. Her traumatic childhood led to depression and to her eventual suicide. Gilman's father abandoned the family when she was a child and her mother, who was not an affectionate woman, recruited relatives to help raise her children. Among these relatives was Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Due to her family situation, Gilman learned independence, but also became alienated from her many female relatives. Gilman married in 1884 and was soon diagnosed with depression. She was prescribed bed rest, which only seemed to aggravate her condition and she eventually divorced her husband, fearing that marriage was partly…    

Robert Shulman is professor of English and American studies at the University of Washington. He is author of Social Criticism and Nineteenth-Century American Fictions.