First published in New England Magazine (1892); This publication features original artwork by Jakob Grim.

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The Yellow Wallpaper

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!

Still I will proudly declare that there is something queer about it.

Else, why should it be let so cheaply? And why have stood so long untenanted?

John laughs at me, of course, but one expects that in marriage.

John is practical in the extreme. He has no patience with faith, an intense horror of superstition, and he scoffs openly at any talk of things not to be felt and seen and put down in figures.

John is a physician, and perhaps—(I would not say it to a living soul, of course, but this is dead paper and a great relief to my mind)—perhaps that is one reason I do not get well faster.

You see, he does not believe I am sick! And what can one do?


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Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) was a pioneering feminist writer and sociologist known for her works exploring the experiences and struggles of women in society. Born in Connecticut, she lived a life marked by personal tragedy and financial hardship, which inspired much of her writing. Gilman's most famous work, "The Yellow Wallpaper," is a short story that is widely considered a classic of American feminist literature, exploring the theme of women's oppression and the dangers of the then-prevalent "rest cure" treatment for women's mental illness. Through her writing, Gilman advocated for women's rights and equality, inspiring generations of feminist writers and activists.