The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Not much of an eventful day. Pushed hard at work, went through 2 hours of training, and enjoyed a good work out. I’m ready to hit the hay – it’s 10:30. : P

I randomly picked this book at the library when I was in high school. I didn’t understand it then but was entranced by it a few years ago. It’s psychologically haunting and stays with you well after you finish the book. I would recommend this book to anyone.

“First published in 1892, The Yellow Wall-Paper is written as the secret journal of a woman who, failing to relish the joys of marriage and motherhood, is sentenced to a country rest cure. Though she longs to write, her husband and doctor forbid it, prescribing instead complete passivity. In the involuntary confinement of her bedroom, the hero creates a reality of her own beyond the hypnotic pattern of the faded yellow wallpaper – a pattern that has come to symbolize her own imprisonment. Narrated with superb psychological and dramatic precision, The Yellow Wall-Paper stands out not only for the imaginative authenticity with which it depicts one woman’s descent into insanity, but also for the power of its testimony to the importance of freedom and self-empowerment for women.”

My personal envision of the yellow wallpaper.

Click the picture for a link to a copy of the full edition. I hope someone can enjoy it as much as I did. : )

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