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The Yellow Wallpaper
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This edition of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" is based on the 1892 "New England Magazine" text of the story. The edition includes a selection of documents designed to help students situate the story in relation to Gilman's time period and wide range of interests. Included are 19th-century advice manuals for young women and mothers; medical texts discussing the nature of women's sexuality; social reform literature concerning women's rights; the working classes, and immigration; and excerpts from periodicals, diaries, and writers notebooks that reflect the sense of the changing literary scene of the time.
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