Publisher: Penguin Classics
Release date: 26 02 2015
Price*: Kindle £Free (GBP)/ Paperback £1.00 (GBP)
Kindle $Free (USD)/ Paperback $2.45 (USD)
Pages: ~ 64
My rating: 8/10
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What I learned from this book: That you don’t need long stories to give chills to the readers.
Description of the book: Written with barely controlled fury after she was confined to her room for ‘nerves’ and forbidden to write, Gilman’s pioneering feminist horror story scandalized nineteenth-century readers with its portrayal of a woman who loses her mind because she has literally nothing to do.
How this book made me feel: I was truly not expecting to read horror stories when I picked up this tiny book. And I was really amazed, how short stories can give creeps to the readers. (It did it to me 😀 )
This little book had 3 stories: The Yellow Wall-Paper, The Rocking Chair, Old Water. They are all very different, but scary nevertheless. I didn’t get time to get used to the characters, because the stories are very short, but I did like their personas. The first two stories had a very strong ghost element to it, the third one had a very strong punch at the end. 😀
I loved the writing style of this book, the language used is very sophisticated but simple at the same time. I truly admire C. Gilman’s imagination and creativity in developing these storylines. She touched the topics, that was socially normal at the times she lived, but she understood, that actually, old men lusting young girls is not ok, and that a wife that is depressed, locked in the room with nothing to do, can actually go insane. I admire this author, for speaking through her work, and I really recommend to read this author’s work. I hope you will give it a try and will enjoy these ghostly horror stories filled with important topics. 🙂
Thank You for Your time! ❤
About the author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935), also known as Charlotte Perkins Stetson, her first married name, was a prominent American humanist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform.
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