2016/10/16

BOOK REVIEW:
THE YELLOW WALLPAPER AND OTHER STORIES BY CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN

Title: The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories
Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Published: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 332
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
This is a collection of short stories dealing with mental health and feminism.


Review:
This was an interesting collection and quite different from what I thought it was going to be.

I had expected this to deal more with mental health and be more psychological. The Yellow Wallpaper is very much that, it's dark and excellent, but the rest of the stories vary in both theme and quality.

My favorite stories were the gothic ones. I did enjoy the straight up feminist ones as well, but after a while, they got dreadfully repetitive. There is a bit of humour at times that I really enjoyed, some were very thought provoking and it is always interesting to read about the role of women in history.

It was definitely an interesting collection and worth the read, and the title story really was excellent. I do think it's best to space out the stories, read one here and there, instead of reading them back to back (like I did), as they tend to blend into one another. And if you're not up for reading the entire collection, I would highly recommend reading just The Yellow Wallpaper, as I think it's the best one in this book.

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  1. I LOVE the Yellow Wallpaper but I've never read anything else by this author.

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    1. I agree, The Yellow Wallpaper is fantastic :)

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