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Short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman published in 1892. Written in 1891, it was explicitly rejected for publication in 1891 by a physician who claimed "it would drive anyone mad" to read it. It chronicles a woman's descent into madness under the misguided and oppressive care of her husband, who confines her in a room with yellow wallpaper, within which she begins to see visions. The Yellow Wallpaper has been suggested as an influence on The King In Yellow, dealing as it does with mental illness. It is referenced in the poem The Queen in Yellow Wallpaper.

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