The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Yellow Wallpaper

By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

  • Release Date: 1935-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 824 Ratings


It is regarded as an important early work of Americanfeminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's physical and mental health. Presented in the first person, the story is a collection of journal entries written by a woman (Jane) whose physician husband (John) has confined her to the upstairs bedroom of a house he has rented for the summer.


  • Outstanding

    By Tiffkungpo
    Very well written. The author writes in an impeccable and capturing way.
  • More should hear of this woman!

    By Long legion
    I just stumbled upon this and it's awesome. Just as revellant today as it was when it was written
  • Classic

    By Was uncultured
    A short and provocative read into mental illness or the effects of isolation on any soul. Worth the short time it takes to read.
  • Quick and crazy

    By Juqjuq
    I read a description saying this was a very early piece of feminist writing. Spot on! I really enjoyed this, and the pages just flew by. Very succinct but colorful writing.
  • Breathtaking

    By jwguidry
    This short story is at once shocking and rich and disturbing and delicious. Such power, such depth, such nuance and layered delight in so few words. Bravo and well done!
  • Read alone in the dark...

    By J.L. Harmon
    A friend recommended this short story and it did not disappoint. "The Yellow Wallpaper" is a fascinating and disturbing exploration of the fragile human mind. It is worth reading!
  • Beautifully written xx

    By Alexandriia_
    Gilman's style of writing never ceases to amaze me. I love how the feminist message ties with the narrator's regression towards mental instability. Her use of syntax, tone, imagery, everything is so beautifully written..I only wish that this story could have been longer.
  • Wow

    By Scalded.
    This book was very out of this world confusing but good book
  • Love it

    By -AIDENN-
    Love how she starts "creeping" near the end!
  • The yellow wallpaper

    By Enabug 75357357
    Awesome!! Right inside of the main characters mind. It seems very realistic.