The Yellow Wallpaper and Why I Wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper”

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Narrated By: Xe Sands

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: December 2013

Duration: 0 hours 39 minutes

Summary:

A prominent sociologist, lecturer, and writer of the late nineteenth century, Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s unorthodox concepts and lifestyle helped shape future generations of feminists. This audiobook includes her most enduring work, “The Yellow Wallpaper” as well as her 1913 article, “Why I Wrote ‘The Yellow Wallpaper.’”

The Yellow Wallpaper

Told as a series of secret diary entries, the story is about a young woman, confined to her room and denied all creative outlets, who gradually suffers a mental breakdown.

Why I Wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper”

Originally published in an issue of the Forerunner, the article addresses the story behind “The Yellow Wallpaper,” revealing Gilman’s own experience with postpartum psychosis.

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