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Brown, Charles Brockden 1771-1810

Overview
Works: 897 works in 2,964 publications in 3 languages and 62,779 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Horror fiction  Psychological fiction  Gothic fiction  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epistolary fiction  Biographies  Reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Creator, Other
Classifications: PS1134, 813.2
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Most widely held works about Charles Brockden Brown
 
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Wieland; or, The transformation : an American tale by Charles Brockden Brown( )

66 editions published between 1798 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The terror begins when Clara Wieland's family starts being plagued by mysterious voices and a mysterious stranger named Carwin appears in their lives
Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a sleep-walker by Charles Brockden Brown( )

146 editions published between 1799 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 3,086 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
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 )

21 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,457 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
Arthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the year 1793 by Charles Brockden Brown( )

124 editions published between 1799 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the epic Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic of 1793, Charles Brockden Brown's classic gothic novel Arthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the Year 1793 connects the outbreak with the upheavals of the revolutionary era and the murderous financial networks of Atlantic slavery
Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown( )

76 editions published between 1801 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I am very far from being a wise girl. So conscience whispers me and though vanity is eager to refute the charge I must acknowledge that she is seldom successful
Ormond, or, The secret witness by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

69 editions published between 1799 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcuin: a dialogue by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

34 editions published between 1798 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the earliest major American novels, Wieland (1798) is a thrilling tale of suspense and intrigue set in rural Pennsylvania in the 1760s. Based on an actual case of a New York farmer who murdered his family, the novel employs Gothic devices and sensational elements such as spontaneous combustion, ventriloquism, and religious fanaticism. Also included is Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist, the unfinished sequel to Wieland, in which Brown considers power and manipulation while tracing Carwin's career as a disciple of the utopist Ludloe."--The Publisher
Collected writings of Charles Brockden Brown by Charles Brockden Brown( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Letters and Early Epistolary Writings of Charles Brockden Brown gathers and presents, for the first time, the complete extant correspondence of a key American author, along with early manuscript fictions never before published and new scholarly work contextualizing and exploring the writings and their context. The volume is edited to highest scholarly standards and bears the seal of the Modern Language Association's Committee on Scholarly Editions. </sp
Ormond by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

29 editions published between 1811 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American register, or general repository of history, politics and science( )

in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British treaty by Charles Brockden Brown( )

39 editions published between 1807 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 603 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
Memoirs of Carwin the biloquist : a fragment by Charles Brockden Brown( )

24 editions published between 1805 and 2019 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagine being able to perfectly imitate the voice of any man, woman or child. That's the remarkable talent that the young Carwin discovers and cultivates in himself. For the most part, Carwin uses his skills for noble ends. Will he be tempted to talk his way into a life of crime? Read Memoirs of Carwin, the Biloquist to find out
Clara Howard : in a series of letters ; Jane Talbot : a novel by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

35 editions published between 1801 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An address to the Congress of the United States : on the utility and justice of restrictions upon foreign commerce ; with reflections on foreign trade in general, and the future prospects of America by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

27 editions published between 1809 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novels by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

19 editions published between 1857 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 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."--Jacket from the Library of America edition
The Monthly magazine, and American review( )

in English and held by 449 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
Arthur Mervyn : Revised Edition by Charles Brockden Brown( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Wieland; or, The transformation : an American tale
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Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a sleep-walkerThree Gothic novels : Wieland or, the transformation ; Arthur Mervyn or, memoirs of the year 1793 ; Edgar Huntly or, memoirs of a sleep-walkerArthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the year 1793Jane TalbotOrmond, or, The secret witnessWieland, or, The transformation : an American tale ; Memoirs of Carwin the biloquistOrmondMemoirs of Carwin the biloquist : a fragment
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. 1771-1810 (Charles Brockden Brown)

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

Brockden Brown, Charles

Brockden Brown, Charles 1771-1810

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Brown, Brockden 1771-1810

Brown, Brockden Charles

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

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

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

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Браун Ч. Б. 1771-1810

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