The Yellow Wallpaper
by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Lawn Gnome Publishing
For ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’, Gilman used her writing to explore the role of women in America during the late 1800’s. She explored issues such as the lack of a life outside the home and the oppressive forces of the patriarchal society. Through her work Gilman paved the way for writers such as Alice Walker and Sylvia Plath, touching on physical and mental health issues.
Published by Lawn Gnome Publishing, this work should find a new readership of feminists, arguing that not much has changed in the understanding of individual’s needs of autonomy and access to mental healthcare.