Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wall-Paper
A Sourcebook and Critical Edition
Edited by Catherine J. Golden
Routledge – 2004 – 192 pages
Series: Routledge Guides to Literature
In 1892, Charlotte Perkins Gilman published her landmark work, The Yellow Wall-Paper, generating spirited debates in literary and political circles on both sides of the Atlantic. Today this story of a young wife and mother succumbing to madness is hailed both as a feminist classic and a key text in the American literary canon.
This sourcebook combines extracts from contemporary documents and critical reviews with incisive commentary, providing:
The volume also constitutes an important critical edition, reprinting the complete original text as published in the New England Magazine in 1892, with extensive commentary.
'A well-conceived, comprehensive, and useful volume that strikes a proper balance between historical contextualization, contemporary criticism, and annotation for the student reader. It will become the most ambitious and inclusive edition on The Yellow Wall-Paper to date.' - Denise D. Knight, State University of New York at Cortland
' With its attention to primary materials, [this] sourcebook is a valuable resource for college and university teaching' - Elke Kinkel, European Journal of English Studies