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  • The Yellow Wallpaper | Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    The Yellow Wallpaper

    • UNABRIDGED (35 mins)
    • By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    • Narrated By Jo Myddleton
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    Instructed to abandon her intellectual life and avoid stimulating company, she sinks into a still-deeper depression invisible to her husband, who believes he knows what is best for her. Alone in the yellow-wallpapered nursery of a rented house, she descends into madness.

    ESK says: "Unnerving and disturbing"
  • Herland | Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    Herland

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland, first published in 1915, is a feminist utopian novel that describes an isolated society composed entirely of women---a progressive, environmentally conscious land where peace and rationality reign and poverty is unknown.

    ESK says: "It's a women's world..."
  • The Yellow Wallpaper [Classic Tales Edition] | Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    The Yellow Wallpaper [Classic Tales Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (40 mins)
    • By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
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    It's just a hideously papered room. At least that's what everybody thought. But when a woman suffering from a nervous condition is housed in the room, things begin to surface from the wallpaper. Things that seem familiar but are best left quiet and undisturbed.

    Otakara Klettke says: "Great story!"
  • The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories | Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
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    This collection brings together 12 of the finest short stories of prominent American feminist author Charlotte Perkins Gilman. "The Yellow Wallpaper", Gilman's best-known work, was first published in 1892 and represents an important examination of 19th-century attitudes toward women's physical and mental health.

    David says: "Feminist literature or Lovecratian horror?"
  • The Yellow Wallpaper | Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    The Yellow Wallpaper

    • UNABRIDGED (40 mins)
    • By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    • Narrated By Erin Yuen
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    Presented in the first person, the story is a collection of journal entries written by a woman whose physician husband (John) has rented an old mansion for the summer and the couple moves into the upstairs nursery. As a form of treatment, she is forbidden from working, but encouraged to eat well and get plenty of exercise and air, so she can recuperate from what he calls a temporary nervous depression - a slight hysterical tendency, a diagnosis common to women in that period.

  • The Yellow Wallpaper and Why I Wrote 'The Yellow Wallpaper' | Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    The Yellow Wallpaper and Why I Wrote 'The Yellow Wallpaper'

    • UNABRIDGED (38 mins)
    • By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
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    A prominent sociologist, lecturer, and writer of the late nineteenth century, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's unorthodox concepts and lifestyle helped shape future generations of feminists. This audiobook includes her most enduring work, The Yellow Wallpaper as well as her 1913 article, "Why I Wrote The Yellow Wallpaper." The Yellow Wallpaper told as a series of secret diary entries, the story is about a young woman, confined to her room and denied all creative outlets, who gradually suffers a mental breakdown.

  • The Yellow Wallpaper | Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    The Yellow Wallpaper

    • UNABRIDGED (40 mins)
    • By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    • Narrated By Kitty Hendrix
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    Her supportive, though misunderstanding, physician husband, John, believes it is in her best interests to go on a "rest cure" after the birth of their child. The family spends the summer at a colonial mansion that has, in the narrator's words, "something queer about it" and her depression/anxiety, (commonly diagnosed today as postpartum depression), spirals out of control as she fixates on the yellow wallpaper in their bedroom.

    Tad B. says: "Disturbing"
  • The Yellow Wallpaper | Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    The Yellow Wallpaper

    • UNABRIDGED (43 mins)
    • By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    The Yellow Wallpaper is Charlotte Gilman's best known work. Written from the perspective of a woman suffering post-partum psychosis, it draws the listener into a world which is both terrifying and fascinating, where strange events occur and where even the wallpaper takes on a sinister and creepy significance. The narration and language are masterful, but it is the way the listener is invited to empathise and almost experience the mental illness first hand which make a lasting impression.

    jaye says: "THE NARATION WAS TERRIBLE."
  • Great Horror Stories: Ghost Tales, Horror Stories, and Supernatural Legends | Arthur Conan Doyle,Robert Louis Stevenson,Edith Nesbit, Saki,Elizabeth Gaskell,Charlotte Perkins Gilman,Charles Dickens

    Great Horror Stories: Ghost Tales, Horror Stories, and Supernatural Legends

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edith Nesbit, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Great Horror Stories is a vintage collection of some of the finest ghost tales, horror stories, and supernatural legends ever written, by the best writers the genre has to offer.

    Kyle D Johnson says: "Good Collection;Some you will remember a long whil"
  • The Yellow Wallpaper | Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    The Yellow Wallpaper

    • UNABRIDGED (40 mins)
    • By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    • Narrated By Colleen Delany
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    Charlotte Perkins Gilman, (1860 - 1935), gained much of her fame with lectures on women's issues, ethics, labor, human rights, and social reform. She often referred to these themes in her fiction. She is best remembered for her 1892 short story "The Yellow Wallpaper", which was based on her own bout with severe depression and misguided medical treatment.

    Conguirk says: "Chilling story, effective realization"
  • Great Women Fiction Writers: A Collection of Remarkable Short Stories | George Eliot,Katherine Mansfield,Annette von Droste-Hülshoff,Charlotte Perkins Gilman,Edith Nesbit

    Great Women Fiction Writers: A Collection of Remarkable Short Stories

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    • By George Eliot, Katherine Mansfield, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, and others
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    An intriguing collection of short stories by some of the greatest women fiction writers of the last century. The Lifted Veil – George Eliot Miss Brill – Katherine Mansfield The Fly – Katherine Mansfield The Jew’s Beech Tree – Annette von Droste-Hülshoff The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman Mansize in Marble – Edith Nesbit

    Susan says: "Mediocre stories and reading"
  • The Yellow Wallpaper | Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    The Yellow Wallpaper

    • UNABRIDGED (41 mins)
    • By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    • Narrated By Dawn Harvey
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    The Yellow Wallpaper was first published in January 1892. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's physical and mental health. The story is a collection of diary entries written by Jane whose physician husband has confined her to the upstairs bedroom of a house he has rented for the summer. The Yellow Wallpaper has been interpreted as a condemnation of the paternalism of the 19th-century medical profession.

    Texas Audiobook Fan says: "Totally Engaging! Couldn't stop listening."
  • The Yellow Wallpaper | Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    The Yellow Wallpaper

    • UNABRIDGED (42 mins)
    • By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    • Narrated By Heather Wood, K. Anderson Yancy
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    A woman, struggling with mental illness, fights to maintain her sanity in her home, haunted by an apparition from behind her bedroom’s yellow wallpaper.

    RedHeadEconomist says: "Awful sound effects"
  • The Yellow Wallpaper | Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    The Yellow Wallpaper

    • UNABRIDGED (41 mins)
    • By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    • Narrated By Sara Morsey
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    The great-niece of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Gilman wrote much about the unequal status of women within the institution of marriage. The great-niece of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Gilman wrote much about the unequal status of women within the institution of marriage.

    Beth Kimbell says: "Ghost story at its finest"
  • The Yellow Wallpaper: A Story | Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    The Yellow Wallpaper: A Story

    • UNABRIDGED (37 mins)
    • By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    • Narrated By Jennifer M. Dixon
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    One of the earliest creative approaches to feminist literature, this sinister horror story tells of a woman's mental anguish and unconscious struggle with conformity in a society that generally viewed women as weak and hysterical creatures unable to think for themselves. The author, Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935), a prominent American feminist, paved the way for other authors like Sylvia Plath and Alice Walker. She suffered mental illness during her life and ultimately committed suicide.

  • Classic Horror Stories to Chill Your Bones | Arthur Conan Doyle,Edgar Allan Poe,W. W. Jacobs,Charlotte Perkins Gilman,Algernon Blackwood

    Classic Horror Stories to Chill Your Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, W. W. Jacobs, and others
    • Narrated By Nick Sampson, Colleen Delany, Patrick Girard Lawlor, and others
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    An eclectic collection of many of the spookiest classic tales of horror, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The New Catacomb"; Edgar Allan Poe's "Masque of the Red Death", "Hop-Frog", and "The Cask of Amontillado"; W. W. Jacobs's "The Monkey's Paw"; Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper"; and Algernon Backwood's "The Willows".

    marselaine says: "snooze"
  • The Yellow Wallpaper | Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    The Yellow Wallpaper

    • UNABRIDGED (36 mins)
    • By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    • Narrated By David Moore
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    Gilman's most famous short story illustrates attitudes in the 19th century toward women's physical and mental health.

  • Ghostly Terror! | M. R. James,Charlotte Perkins Gilman,W. F. Harvey

    Ghostly Terror!

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By M. R. James, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, W. F. Harvey
    • Narrated By Andrew Sachs, Larel Lefkow, Steven Pacey
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    A young wife becomes obsessed with the wallpaper in the room of her holiday home in The Yellow Wallpaper. A man is tormented by the embalmed hand of his deceased uncle in The Beast with Five Fingers. For the protagonists of these three supernatural stories, ghostly terror lurks beneath the surface of ordinary life, and reality can all too easily fray at the seams.... Evocatively read by three of our finest actors, and with atmospheric music, these eerie, enthralling tales are perfect listening for dark winter nights.

  • The Yellow Wallpaper | Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    The Yellow Wallpaper

    • UNABRIDGED (46 mins)
    • By Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    • Narrated By Linda Velwest
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    A new mother is brought by her doctor husband to a summer house to relax. He has determined that she suffers from a nervous condition. She is told to rest and she must have no intellectual or social stimulation. Her child and the house are taken care of by trusted others. She surreptitiously writes when no one is around. At first she is disturbed by the yellow wallpaper in the room she is staying in. when she requests another room, she is told that it is not good for her to have her whims attended to.

    Marg says: "So confusing that it makes perfect sense"
  • Women's Short Stories, Volume 2 | Charlotte Perkins-Gilman,Edith Wharton

    Women's Short Stories, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Charlotte Perkins-Gilman, Edith Wharton
    • Narrated By Eve Karpf, Liza Ross
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    The art of writing a short story can be barely noticed by a reader or listener - such is the quality with which they are usually written. It is a difficult trade, an unforgiving discipline, but for those who master it, the rewards are many. In this series of works by our greatest female writers, we bring you a selection of those we consider the best. In Volume 2 we bring you the classics 'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and 'Roman Fever' by Edith Wharton.

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