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The Yellow Wallpaper (1892) by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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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