The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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Imagine wallpaper that is repellant, atrocious, infuriating, grotesque and horrid. This is the kind of wallpaper that drives one woman crazy in Charlotte Perkins-Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper. The story is told from the point of view of an un-named woman character suffering from nervous conditions in a rented mansion in the English countryside. Deprived of society and stimulation of any kind by her well-meaning husband, the woman is only allowed to lie around and stare at the wallpaper in her room. As she becomes absorbed in the wallpaper she slowly loses her sanity trying to make sense of the pattern that she believes is somehow out to get her. Perkins-Gilman is an accomplished narrator of women's lives and this book is a shining example of some of her greatest work.

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