Saturday, September 13, 2008


Author:  Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Genre: Short Story
Published: 1892/1992 Oxford Book Collection
Personal Rating: 4.25/5
(SS) Yearly Count: 8

In a short sentence - a woman married to a physician experiences depression.

This story was told from the woman's perspective.  She shares her thoughts with the reader through her journal entries as she lives day to day with a gradual decline in her mental status.  The yellow wallpaper plays a large role in her health.

Gilman's, 1892 very realistic portrayal of the slipping, human mind could be right out of someone's journal today.  I find it interesting that not much has really changed in that respect, but I suppose depression is depression.  The good new is that so much has changed in ways of treatment.

*Recommended By:  Trish's Reading Nook (no review)  


  1. I *almost* read this one yesterday but then decided to try something I haven't read before. Have you seen CB's Septebmer Short Story Challenge? I don't have the link off hand but you can find it on my recent short story posts. He's doing one entry per short story and there will be a few giveaways at the end of the month.

  2. This one I would definitely want to read. I don't know why but I've always been fascinated with reading about mental problems(hmmmm, maybe that's telling me something-lol). Anyhow, I think I may have to peek at this book after all these interesting reviews your shooting out.

  3. Trish ~ Nope - I have shied away from any new challenges. I'll go check it out, though. :)

    This was a very good short story!

    Dar ~ The topic was interesting to me as well.

    This collection of short stories (Oxford) has very good ratings and is filled with numerous well-known authors. I'm very satisfied with it. :)


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