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    Stories of Horror: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Yellow Wallpaper

    Join Toni as she explores the life of Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Yellow Wallpaper. Charlotte Perkins Gilman      Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born Charlotte Anna Perkins on the third of July 1860 in Hartford, CT.  When Charlotte was a young child her father Fredric Beecher Perkins abandoned his family leaving her mother (Mary Perkins), older brother (Thomas Adie Perkins) and Charlottes in what would be considered genteel poverty. Charlotte’s mother moved Charlotte and Thomas between their father’s relations, who included; suffragette Isabella Beecher Hooker, abolitionist and author Harriet Beecher Stowe and educationalist Catherine Beecher. Charlotte’s mother had been deeply affected by the abandonment of her husband; she instructed her…