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Brown, Charles Brockden 1771-1810

Overview
Works: 690 works in 2,260 publications in 3 languages and 54,395 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Gothic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Biography  Epistolary fiction  Reviews  Horror tales 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: PS1134, 813.2
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Most widely held works about Charles Brockden Brown
 
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Most widely held works by Charles Brockden Brown
Arthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the year 1793 by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

159 editions published between 1799 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young man arrives in Philadelphia from the country and is cheated, robbed, and confronted with all the evil spawned by commercialism
Three Gothic novels : Wieland or, the transformation ; Arthur Mervyn or, memoirs of the year 1793 ; Edgar Huntly or, memoirs of a sleep-walker by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

18 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haunted, dreamlike scenes define the fictional world of Charles Brockden Brown, America's first professional novelist. Published in the final years of the 18th century, Brown's startlingly prophetic novels are a virtual resume of themes that would constantly recur in American literature: madness and murder, suicide and religious obsession, the seduction of innocence and the dangers of wilderness and settlement alike. In Three Gothic Novels, The Library of America collects the most significant of Brown's works. Wieland; or The Transformation (1798), his novel of a religious fanatic preyed upon by a sinister ventriloquist, is often considered his masterpiece. A relentlessly dark exploration of guilt, deception, and compulsion, it creates a sustained mood of irrational terror in the midst of the Pennsylvania countryside. In Arthur Mervyn; or Memoirs of the Year 1793 (1799), Brown draws on his own experiences to create indelible scenes of Philadelphia devastated by a yellow fever epidemic, while telling the story of a young man caught in the snares of a professional swindler. Edgar Huntly; or Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker (1799) fuses traditional Gothic themes with motifs drawn from the American wilderness in a series of eerily unreal adventures that test the limits of the protagonist's self-knowledge. All three novels reveal Brown as the pioneer of a major vein of American writing, a novelist whose literary progeny encompasses Poe, Hawthorne, Faulkner, and the whole tradition of horror and noir from Cornell Woolrich to Stephen King
Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a sleep-walker by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

129 editions published between 1799 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar Huntly is the story of a young man who sleepwalks each night, a threat to himself and others, unable to control his baser passions. Set outside Philadelphia in 1787, the book becomes a metaphor for the founding of a new nation. Its characters face the problems confronted by the framers of the Constitution: how to harness the irrational, passionate aspects of man's nature without sacrificing individual liberty
Alcuin: a dialogue by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

31 editions published between 1798 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ormond by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

31 editions published between 1811 and 2009 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wieland ; and Memoirs of Carwin the biloquist by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

84 editions published between 1798 and 2015 in English and German and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man convinced he is failing in his religious mission is horribly burned in a mysterious fire. Years later, his children begin to hear voices
Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

69 editions published between 1801 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American register, or general repository of history, politics and science by Charles Brockden Brown( )

11 editions published in 1807 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wieland or, The transformation : together with Memoirs of Carwin the biloquist : a fragment by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

59 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of the earliest American novels, Clara Wieland, the daughter of a religious fanatic who died from spontaneous combustion, narrates the horrifying descent into madness of her brother Theodore and others in their family, which starts with Theodore hearing voices. This edition also includes the fragment Memoirs of Carwin, about a young man who teaches himself the arts of mimicry and ventriloquism
Ormond, or, The secret witness by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

62 editions published between 1799 and 2015 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As it tells the story of Constantia Dudley, from her family's financial collapse to her encounters with a series of cosmopolitan revolutionaries and reactionaries, Charles Brockden Brown's Ormond; or The Secret Witness (1799) develops a sustained meditation on late-Enlightenment debates concerning political liberty, women's rights, conventions of sex-gender, and their relation to the reshaping of an Atlantic world in the throes of transformation
The novels and related works of Charles Brockden Brown by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rhapsodist : and other uncollected writings by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

19 editions published between 1943 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar Huntly, or, Memoirs of a sleepwalker by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

32 editions published between 1799 and 1976 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British treaty by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

44 editions published between 1807 and 1984 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of the treaty negotiated in London by Monroe and Pinckney, and known as Monroe's treaty. It was signed December 31, 1806 but never ratified
The Monthly magazine, and American review( )

in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poetry, fiction, current events, scientific and literary articles, and book reviews were printed along with writings by Charles Brockden Brown." Cf. American periodicals 1741-1900
Ormond, or, The secret witness by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

13 editions published between 1799 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wieland, or, The transformation : an American tale ; Memoirs of Carwin the biloquist by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first volume in Kent State University's Bicentennial Edition of the Novels and Related Works of Charles Brockden Brown presents critical texts of Brown's first published novel, Wieland, and of the fragment, Carwin, which he began in 1798 as a companion-piece to his novel. The texts are based on the first printings: the book edition of Wieland printed by T. and J. Swords in New York and published there by Hocquet Caritat in 1798, and the installments of Carwin that appeared in the Literary Magazine in Philadelphia in 1803, 1804, and 1805. The Historical Essay by Alexander Cowie, which follows the texts, discusses the facts surrounding the composition, publication, and reception of both works and their place in America's literary history, and the Textual Essay by S.W. Reid discusses the copy-texts for the present edition, the transmission of the texts, and the editorial decisions that have been based on these considerations. Also appended are photographs of the notebook pages containing Brown's Outline of Wieland, along with our transcription of it. Moreover, as the first in a series of volumes, this volume offers, as well, a note on the principles and procedures guiding the editing of all works in the Bicentennial Edition
 
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Three Gothic novels : Wieland or, the transformation ; Arthur Mervyn or, memoirs of the year 1793 ; Edgar Huntly or, memoirs of a sleep-walker
Alternative Names
Address to the government of the United States, on the cession of Louisiana, Author of, 1771-1810

Author of An address to the government of the United States, on the cession of Louisiana 1771-1810

Author of Arthur Mervyn, Wieland, Ormond, &c

Author of Arthur Mervyn, Wieland, Ormond, &c. 1771-1810

B. C.B. 1771-1810

B., C. B. (Charles Brockden Brown), 1771-1810

Brockden Brown, Charles

Brockden Brown, Charles 1771-1810

Brown, Brockden.

Brown, Brockden 1771-1810

Brown, Brockden Charles

Brown, C. B. 1771-1810

Brown, C. B. (Charles Brockden), 1771-1810

Brown, Charles B. 1771-1810

Browne, Charles Brockden 1771-1810

C.B.B

C.B.B 1771-1810

C. B. B. (Charles Brockden Brown), 1771-1810

Çarlz Brokden Braun

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Charles Brockden Brown Amerikaans schrijver

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French counsellor of state 1771-1810

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Браун, Чарльз Брокден

Чарлз Брокден Браун

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ブラウン, C. B

Languages
English (908)

German (4)

Italian (1)

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Three Gothic novels : Wieland or, the transformation ; Arthur Mervyn or, memoirs of the year 1793 ; Edgar Huntly or, memoirs of a sleep-walkerEdgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a sleep-walkerWieland ; and Memoirs of Carwin the biloquistJane TalbotWieland or, The transformation : together with Memoirs of Carwin the biloquist : a fragmentOrmond, or, The secret witnessWieland or, The transformation : together with Memoirs of Carwin the biloquist : a fragment