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The Shutter of Snow

The Shutter of Snow

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Emily Holmes Coleman's The Shutter of Snow presents a close study of what it was like to be treated in a 19th-century mental hospital. The innovative language and viewpoint follow the thoughts and actions of Marthe Gail, institutionalized for depression after the birth of her son. Coleman draws a brilliant picture of Gail's mind and its passage through the fog of her illness; portraits of other patients and the caretakers who attend them are equally striking. Unlike Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wall-Paper, in this startling story Marthe's husband offers loving support while she sorts through her delusions of being God and her violent behavior.

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Paperback Editions

August 1997 : USA Paperback
Title: Shutter of Snow (American Literature (Dalkey Archive))
Author(s): Emily Holmes Coleman, Coleman Emily Holmes, Holmes Coleman E
ISBN: 1-56478-147-X / 978-1-56478-147-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
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September 1986 : UK Paperback
Title: The Shutter of Snow (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Emily Holmes Coleman
ISBN: 0-14-016144-9 / 978-0-14-016144-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin USA (P)
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February 1981 : UK Paperback
Title: The Shutter Of Snow (VMC)
Author(s): Emily Holmes Coleman
ISBN: 0-86068-173-4 / 978-0-86068-173-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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