The Yellow Wallpaper - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
  • The Yellow Wallpaper - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
zoom

The Yellow Wallpaper - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

(author), (author of introduction)
5 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£6.99
Paperback 64 Pages / Published: 30/04/1981
  • 10+ in stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Waterstones Says

Constructed with masterful psychological precision, The Yellow Wallpaper is a chilling depiction of a woman's mental breakdown in enforced confinement after the birth of her child.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrenched this small literary masterpiece from her own experience. Narrated with superb psychological skill and dramatic precision, it tells the story of a nameless woman driven mad by enforced confinement after the birth of her child.

Isolated in a colonial mansion in the middle of nowhere, forced to sleep in an attic nursery with barred windows and sickly yellow wallpaper, secretly she does what she has to do - she writes.

She craves intellectual stimulation, activity, loving understanding, instead she is ordered to her bedroom to rest and 'pull herself together'. Here, slowly but surely, the tortuous pattern of the wallpaper winds its way into the recesses of her mind...

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780860682011
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 80 g
Dimensions: 199 x 134 x 9 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Virgin Suicides
Added to basket
Where the Crawdads Sing
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Mrs England
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Eight Detectives
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Hamnet
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Before the Coffee Gets Cold
Added to basket
Shuggie Bain
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
No One Is Talking About This
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Vanishing Half
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
To Paradise
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Normal People
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Secret History
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Unsettled Ground
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Daisy Jones and The Six
Added to basket
The Song of Achilles
Added to basket
The Thursday Murder Club
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback

“Gets under your skin.”

This is perfectly creepy, the way it keeps subtley and slowly turning on its side until it is upside down makes your eyes wide and your skin tingle.

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 53

“Captivatng”

A wonderfully disturbing story! You feel the pain of all the characters, not just the leading lady even though everything is through her eyes. With that being said you get so sucked into her way of thinking that you... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 38

“Either this Wallpaper goes or I do...”

This collection includes six stories, all published between 1892 and 1914 and all unexpectedly relevant and modern in their message. I think my favourites were 'Making a Change', the story of a young family... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 31

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.