The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper Summary

It is regarded as an important early work of Americanfeminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's physical and mental health. Presented in the first person, the story is a collection of journal entries written by a woman (Jane) whose physician husband (John) has confined her to the upstairs bedroom of a house he has rented for the summer.

Book Reviews


Exceptional book!5 star

The beauty of it being so short is that each time I reread it, I discover more depth in the writing. Very insightful into mental health -55


A great read!!!5 star

A very interesting book, very symbolic and has some humor.55


Great but short4 star

Great concept. Gave it 4 stars because I wish it was longer!45

Maddy with an issue

Good short story3 star

It wasn’t bad but was a bit slow in the beginning for a short story and a little confusing at the end, but overall it wasn’t a bad read.35

court is rad

Wow.5 star

Quarantine read. Good or bad decision? I’d say a bit of both, but loved it nonetheless.55

Django Ryder

Unsettling5 star

The irony, symbolism and ambiguity in this story are exactly what make it so delightfully disturbing. The ending was a perfect conclusion!55

Hales Passage

For psych students3 star

A quick read which pulls you in slowly into the schizophrenic mind of a woman kept like a prisoner in a rental home by her physician-husband. Put it on the yellow tablet list of must-read books for psychology students.😏35


An Incredible read5 star

A Classic I had not encountered until today. The entire story is a well-written, first-person account of the postpartum mental distress and breakdown of a young married woman — all in single-sentence paragraphs.55


This book is SOO LAME1 star

This story doesn't make any sense I hated it.... )):15


Outstanding5 star

Very well written. The author writes in an impeccable and capturing way.55

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