The Yellow Wallpaper

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The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman | Published: 1892

The Yellow Wallpaper

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About Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was an American author, lecturer, and early feminist best known for her short story "The Yellow Wallpaper". She was born in 1860 in Hartford, Connecticut. Throughout her life she wrote about the oppressive lives of women, advocating for gender equality.

Much of Gilman's writing dealt with the struggles women faced during the 19th century when they had few rights and little control over their own lives. Her most famous work is "The Yellow Wallpaper", a short story which depicts a woman who is confined to a bedroom by her husband and doctor. The story has been interpreted as both an exploration of gendered power dynamics and a critique of traditional roles assigned to women at that time. Gilman was also active in various social reform movements such as birth control advocacy, labor organization, and pacifism. Find out more about Charlotte Perkins Gilman at

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