Charlotte Perkins Gilman

yellow wallpaperIt was Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s birthday day yesterday. She was born July 3rd, 1860 (100 years before I was!). She is best known for a short story she wrote called The Yellow Wallpaper, published in 1892. It gives you a glimpse of what they did when people where having psychological issues in days gone by. I was put onto this very creepy story by my daughter, who was put onto it by her teacher. It’s a wonderfully creepy short story, if you like that short of thing, make more interesting by the fact that the author had her own psychological issues, as the female protagonist in the story.


2 comments on “Charlotte Perkins Gilman

  1. Now this one sounds interesting…

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