The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

It was nursery first and then playroom and gymnasium, I should judge; for the windows are barred for little children, and there are rings and things in the walls.

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte GilmanI agree with Julie Davis: the less said about The Yellow Wallpaper the better, so that you can read it fresh, without any baggage or imposed interpretations. This horror classic gave me chills. It reminded me a little bit of The House on the Borderland, and it fits right in with the Alfred Hitchcock stories I’ve been reading for my Deal Em In Short Story Challenge.

The Yellow Wallpaper is readily available online or in ebook format, and it will take you about a half an hour to read. Find a quiet corner this evening and lose yourself in this creepy tale.

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The New England Magazine, 1892
Kindle edition Open Road Media, 2015
Print length: 33 pages

Deacon Nick

Nick Senger is a husband, a father of four, and a Catholic school teacher, vice principal and technology coordinator. He taught junior high literature and writing for over 25 years, and has been a Catholic school educator since 1990. In 2001 he was named a Distinguished Teacher of the Year by the National Catholic Education Association.

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