The Yellow Wallpaper is a short story by American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature.
The yellow Wallpaper is written as a series of diary entries from the perspective of a woman who is suffering(by what information we are given) from postpartum depression.
I found this one extremely well written and creepy for a story written in 1892 and it was heartbreaking how badly women’s mental health issues were dealt with back in 1800s and how terrifying and cruel treatments supposed to help patients turned into torture for them. This is a extremely atmospheric and creepy Novella and its only after you finish and ponder on what you just read do you realized how terrifying this was and how creative the author was to engage and draw the reader in, in so few pages.
A great read, very thought provoking and creepy.