#FirstLines, #LastLines of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s ‘TheYellowWallpaper’

Novelist, poet and feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and was the niece of suffragist Isabella Beecher Hooker and author/civil rights reformer Harriet Beecher Stowe, who also both lived in Hartford. Today via @LitNewEngland, we’ll start Tweeting the #FirstLines and #LastLines of Charlotte’s best-known work, “The Yellow Wallpaper.” Semi-autobiographical and inspired by her own struggle with postpartum psychosis, the short story was first published in the January 1892 issue of The New England Magazine. We hope you’ll follow along as we tweet several lines a day for the next week and a half. If you missed it, this past Tuesday we tweeted the #FirstLines and #LastLines of H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shunned House.”

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