The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Published May 6, 2022

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Book info

  • Title The Yellow Wallpaper
  • Author Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Year 1892
  • Genre Short Stories

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Gilman - is a much celebrated and classic tale by one of the worlds most loved authors. This work is considered an important early work in feminist literature and one which explored issues about women’s health, both physical and mental.


I was first aware of this short story via the Dear Reader app, but played through it without really taking too much on board. It seemed to be an odd story about some wallpaper, but hey, I don’t like the colour yellow either so I quite enjoyed it. It’s only since then that I’ve realised what the story was actually about and reading it through again properly now was quite sobering. Shining a light on the treatment of women’s mental health and the sheer misunderstanding of what to do to help, the story is short but horrifying in its own way.

Rating: 4 / 5

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