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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Fascinating, disturbing and thought-provoking

A dark, intriguing short story, and very well-read in this Audible version, which captures how a lack of understanding of depression leads one woman deeper into the neurotic recesses of her mind. Brilliantly executed, the author relies on repetition, imagery and symbolism to portray the narrator's declining mental health, whilst borrowing on Gothic characteristics that chill and unsettle the reader. An unnerving yet compelling read that still has contemporary relevance, as it raises questions about how well mental health issues are understood and supported even today.
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The Yellow Wallpaper Review

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

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