September’s featured text
The story follows the narrator's descent into madness after her Doctor husband confines her to the upstairs bedroom of a rented house after diagnosing female hysteria. The title refers to her growing obsession with only source of stimulation in the room. This is an early piece of American feminist literature which condemns the treatment of women by the 19th century medical establishment.
This work was transcribed as part of a proofread-a-thon at the GLAM Boot Camp, which was held at the National Archives in Washington D.C. during April 2013. Prior to that it existed as only an unsupported import from Project Gutenberg. During the proofreading process it was discovered that the previous version contained numerous errors, including a missing line of text. The current and featured version is fully supported by page scans and has been validated as matching the text of the 1901 printed edition.
IT is very seldom that mere ordinary people like John and myself secure ancestral halls for the summer.
A colonial mansion, a hereditary estate, I would say a haunted house, and reach the height of romantic felicity, — but that would be asking too much of fate!
Still I will proudly declare that there is something queer about it.
Else, why should it be let so cheaply? And why have stood so long untenanted?
John laughs at me, of course, but one expects that in marriage.
Man of Many Minds (1953)
by Edward Everett Evans
The Rover Boys in Southern Waters (1907)
by Arthur M. Winfield
The Enfranchisement of Women (1879)
by Sidney Smith
by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
The Pendulum (1939)
by Ray Bradbury
Intelligence Memorandum: Allende's Chile: The Widening Supply-Demand Gap (1972)
by Directorate of Intelligence (US)
Outlaw and Lawmaker (1894)
by Rosa Campbell Praed