‘A great work of literature, the product of a questing, burning intellect’ Maggie O’Farrell
Based on Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s own experiences, The Yellow Wallpaper is the chilling tale of a woman driven to the brink of insanity by the ‘rest cure’ prescribed after the birth of her child.
While she is isolated in a crumbling mansion, in a room with bars on the windows, the tortuous pattern of the yellow wallpaper winds its way into the recesses of her mind.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman was America’s leading feminist intellectual of the early twentieth century and a brilliant writer, editor and speaker. This novella is her masterpiece.