"It is stripped off - the paper - in great patches... The colour is repellent... In the places where it isn't faded and where the sun is just so - I can see a strange, provoking, formless sort of figure, that seems to skulk about... " Based on the author's own experiences, this is the chilling tale of a woman driven to the brink of insanity by the "rest cure" prescribed after the birth of her child. Isolated in a crumbling colonial mansion, in a room with bars on the windows, the tortuous pattern of the yellow wallpaper winds its way into the recesses of her mind.
Take a haunted house/castle/garden, throw in some supernatural elements, maybe a family curse or two, a young girl or woman, possibly some romance,and maybe even a little time travel and what do you have? I'm calling it Modern Gothic.
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obsessives, compulsives, & mentally ill
Vladimir Nabokov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Ian McEwan, Nikolai Gogol
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