“The Shadows on the Wall” and “The Cat” by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

There are a remarkable number of excellent women horror authors of the late Victorian/early Edwardian era. It is suspected that this happened in part because the growing education and independence of the women of the era allowed them to observe the injustice in their societal status (in the U.S., women’s suffrage only occurred in 1920) and gave them the need to address it. Interesting that they would choose the horror genre… I hope you enjoy these two stories by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman!

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