28. The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

posted 12 Dec 2012, 12:33 by Oxford Reading Group   [ updated 13 Dec 2012, 07:07 ]
February 2005
Suggested By: Dawn

Summary: A nameless woman is driven mad by enforced confinement after the birth of her child. Written in 1892, and at just 28 pages, this was the oldest and shortest book we'd tackled as a group. Whilst not univerally adored, it proved great to discuss - for example, how much were judgements clouded by knowing that it was based on the author's own experience?