The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Cover imageA short story that thoroughly deserves the classic status it has acquired. Based on the author’s own experiences it is convincingly told and deals with a woman’s descent into madness, with a significant contributing factor being the well-meant treatment by her medical practitioner husband of what we would now call post-natal depression. Numerous editions are available including free one shown. It is also available in a collection of the author’s work.

I obtained an anotated edition for Kindle from Amazon, but a lot of other editions are available. The Yellow Wall-Paper (Little Black Classics)