Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman (1852 1930) was a prominent 19th century American author. Until recently, she was known primarily as a feminist writer, for her classic stories like A New England Nun and The Revolt of Mother. However, she also wrote many well-crafted supernatural stories that have only recently begun to attract appreciative critical attention. These stories combine pragmatism and supernaturalism and are very much in the tradition of an Americanized Gothic. Freeman also used the ghost story as a means of examining, indirectly, the pressures that often silenced or devalued women and their concerns.
This spooky tale is from her most famous collection of supernatural tales, The Wind in the Rose Bush and Other Stories. Download and start listening now!