The Yellow Wallpaper

  • by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Narrated by Jo Myddleton
  • 0 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this classic late-nineteenth-century story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a new mother suffering from what we might today call 'post-partum depression', is diagnosed with a nervous disorder. Instructed to abandon her intellectual life and avoid stimulating company, she sinks into a still-deeper depression invisible to her husband, who believes he knows what is best for her. Alone in the yellow-wallpapered nursery of a rented house, she descends into madness.


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The Narrator was excellent! I really enjoyed the story. It was fascinating yet weird at the same time
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- Ruth


When I first read this remarkable story I was overwhelmed with sadness and sympathy. Although written back in the 1890s, one could make parallels today about misinterpreted and misdiagnosed conditions which could easily mirror this poor woman's situation. Jo Myddelton reads with complete empathy for her character's dilemma and her tones, initially perfectly acceptable and 'normal' become so subtly altered it gave me goosebumps. A remarkable performance indeed.
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- Joy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-03-2008
  • Publisher: Matrix Digital Publishing