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Diagnosed by her physician husband with a “temporary nervous depression—a slight hysterical tendency” after the birth of her child, a woman is urged to rest for the summer in an old colonial mansion. Forbidden from doing work of any kind, she spends her days in the house’s former nursery, with its barred windows, scratched floor, and peeling yellow wallpaper. In a private journal, the woman records her growing obsession with the “horrid” wallpaper. Its strange pattern mutates in the moonlight, revealing what appears to be a human figure in the design. With nothing else to occupy her mind, the woman resolves to unlock the mystery of the wallpaper. Her quest, however, leads not to the truth, but into the darkest depths of madness. A condemnation of the patriarchy, The Yellow Wallpaper explores with terrifying economy the oppression, grave misunderstanding, and willful dismissal of women in late nineteenth-century society. First published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine.


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    • Éditeur
      Pomodoro Books
    • Date de publication
      19 novembre 2023
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    • Protection
      Filigrane numérique
    • Catégories BISAC
      Fiction / Classiques, Fiction / Littéraire, Fiction / Généralités, Fiction Pour Jeunes Adultes / Classiques, Fiction Pour Jeunes Adultes / Littéraire, Fiction Pour Jeunes Adultes / École & Éducation / Généralités, Fiction / Nouvelles (auteur unique), Fiction / Féministe *, Fiction / Horreur, Fiction / Gothique, products.bisac.FIC084020, Fiction / Femmes, Jeunes Adultes Fiction / Filles et Femmes, Fiction Pour Jeunes Adultes / Horreur, Fiction Pour Jeunes Adultes / Nouvelles, Fiction Pour Jeunes Adultes / Historical / États-Unis / 19ème siècle, Fiction Pour Jeunes Adultes / People & Places / États-Unis / Généralités
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