The yellow wallpaper

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Dale M Bauer (Editor)

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Based on the 1892 New England Magazine text, this teaching edition of The Yellow Wallpaper includes a generous selection of historical materials. The documents are organized into thematic units and features nineteenth-century advice manuals for young women and mothers; medical texts discussing the nature of women's sexuality; social reform literature concerning women's rights, the working classes, and immigration; and excerpts from periodicals, diaries, and writers' notebooks that give students a sense of the changing literary scene that Gilman entered. Editorial features designed to help students read the novel in light of the documents include a general introduction providing historical and cultural background, a chronology o Hawthorne's life and times, an introduction to each thematic group of documents, headnotes, extensive annotations, a generous selection of illustrations, and a selected bibliography.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationBoston
PublisherBedford Books
Number of pages377
ISBN (Print)9780312210663
StatePublished - 1998

Publication series

NameBedford cultural editions


  • Women
  • Rezeption
  • Medicine in Literature
  • Sex role
  • United States
  • Mentally ill women
  • Married women


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