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The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"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.