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The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman – full text

Following is the full text of The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman‘s most widely known work. This short story is written from the perspective of a depressed young wife and mother who has been institutionalized. It was first published in 1892 in New England Magazine, and is considered a feminist classic. Here is the full text:


It is very seldom that mere ordinary people like John and myself secure ancestral halls for the summer.

A colonial mansion, a hereditary estate, I would say a haunted house, and reach the height of romantic felicity—but that would be asking too much of fate! Read More→


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