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This collection brings together twelve of the finest short stories of prominent American feminist author Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

“The Yellow Wallpaper,” Gilman’s best-known work, was first published in 1892 and represents an important examination of nineteenth-century attitudes toward women’s physical and mental health. Written as a collection of journal entries by a woman whose physician husband has confined her to her bedroom, the story depicts the narrator’s descent into psychosis as her confinement gradually erodes her sanity.

This collection also includes the stories “The Giant Wistaria,” “According to Solomon,” “The Boys and the Butter,” “Her Housekeeper,” “Martha’s Mother,” “A Middle-Sized Artist,” “An Offender,” “When I Was a Witch,” “The Cottagette,” “Making a Living,” and “Mr. Robert Grey Sr.”

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About the Author
Author Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman gained much of her fame with lectures on women’s issues, ethics, labor, human rights, and social reform. She often referred to these themes in her fiction. She is best remembered for her 1892 short story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” based on her own bout with severe postpartum depression and misguided medical treatment.