Thursday, 26 December 2013

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Gilman

"If a physi­cian of high stand­ing, and one’s own hus­band, as­sures friends and rel­a­tives that there is re­ally noth­ing the mat­ter with one but tem­po­rary ner­vous de­pres­sion — a slight hys­ter­i­cal ten­dency — what is one to do?"

So as to add to my list of completed books (and cross another 1001 entry off), I thought it best to tackle one of the shorter works at my disposal and this short story certainly fit the bill.

Is the young woman a victim of her imagination, does she have issues or is the hideous wallpaper on her rental property coming alive?

I can understand being driven a little crazy by an unsightly wall covering - yellow to boot!

It is difficult to write too much on the subject - the story itself is a mere 30+ pages itself, but certainly interesting enough. 

3 out of 5 yellow walls are crying out for re-papering.

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