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Brown, Charles Brockden 1771-1810

Overview
Works: 711 works in 2,368 publications in 3 languages and 55,849 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Gothic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Epistolary fiction  Horror fiction  Biography  Reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: PS1134, 813.2
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Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a sleep-walker by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

185 editions published between 1799 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,934 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
Arthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the year 1793 by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

165 editions published between 1799 and 2017 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 1,527 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
Ormond by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

31 editions published between 1811 and 2009 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

69 editions published between 1801 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regarded by many critics as one of the most important early American novelists, Charles Brockden Brown was a writer and thinker of international significance in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. Jane Talbot unfolds as a series of letters between Henry Colden and the title character as they fall in love, travel the world, and resolve to marry despite the objections of family members
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 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wieland; or, The transformation. An American tale by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

69 editions published between 1798 and 2015 in English and German and held by 545 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
The novels and related works of Charles Brockden Brown by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 405 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
Ormond, or, The secret witness by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

72 editions published between 1799 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 387 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 rhapsodist : and other uncollected writings by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

20 editions published between 1943 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British treaty by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

45 editions published between 1807 and 1984 in English and held by 341 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 320 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
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 )

15 editions published between 1809 and 1977 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1798 and 2014 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wieland, named by his father after a German nickname for the devil, inherits both his father's estate and religious susceptibility. His idyllic rural life is disrupted when he falls prey to the ventriloquist Carwin, who convinces Wieland that a divine voice is commanding him to slaughter his family. He is tried for the murders of his wife and children, for which he expresses no remorse. He later escapes prison in an attempt to kill his sister Clara, who narrates the story
Wieland or, The transformation : together with Memoirs of Carwin the biloquist : a fragment by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

41 editions published between 1926 and 1969 in English and Italian and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ventriloquism and religious and homicidal mania form the main theme of this novel
Clara Howard : in a series of letters by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

26 editions published between 1801 and 2016 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of Carwin the biloquist : a fragment by Charles Brockden Brown( )

11 editions published between 1805 and 2012 in English and held by 19 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
 
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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. 1771-1810 (Charles Brockden Brown)

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. 1771-1810 (Charles Brockden)

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. 1771-1810 (Charles Brockden Brown)

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

Çarlz Brokden Braun

Carolus Brockden Brown

Charles Brockden Brown Amerikaans schrijver

Charles Brockden Brown amerikansk författare

Charles Brockden Brown amerikansk skribent

Charles Brockden Brown écrivain américain

Charles Brockden Brown romancier, journaliste, historien et éditeur américain

Charles Brockden Brown scrittore statunitense

Charles Brockden Brown US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

French counsellor of state

French counsellor of state 1771-1810

Poplicola

Poplicola 1771-1810

Браун, Чарльз Брокден

Чарлз Брокден Браун

تشارلز بروكدين براون

چارلز براکدن براون نویسنده آمریکایی

チャールズ・ブロックデン・ブラウン

ブラウン

ブラウン, C. B

Languages
English (950)

German (6)

Italian (1)

Covers
Arthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the year 1793Three Gothic novels : Wieland or, the transformation ; Arthur Mervyn or, memoirs of the year 1793 ; Edgar Huntly or, memoirs of a sleep-walkerJane TalbotWieland; or, The transformation. An American taleWieland, or, The transformation : an American tale ; Memoirs of Carwin the biloquistOrmond, or, The secret witnessWieland ; and Memoirs of Carwin the biloquistWieland or, The transformation : together with Memoirs of Carwin the biloquist : a fragment