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Brown, Charles Brockden 1771-1810

Overview
Works: 717 works in 2,462 publications in 3 languages and 57,497 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Gothic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epistolary fiction  Periodicals  Horror fiction  Biography  Biographies 
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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Wieland ; and Memoirs of Carwin the biloquist by Charles Brockden Brown( )

32 editions published between 1798 and 2014 in English and held by 3,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist follows the life of a young man by the name of Carwin as he realizes his biloquial, ventriloquist, talents. Carwin develops this ability to perfection, being able to manipulate his own voice to sound like any person he wants. Carwin is the sequel to Brown's previous work, Wieland; or the Transformation, because Brown wrote it five years afterwards; however, the events in Carwin occur prior to the plot established in Wieland
Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a sleep-walker by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

143 editions published between 1799 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,578 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 2,485 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( Book )

132 editions published between 1799 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,058 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
Wieland, or, The transformation : an American tale ; Memoirs of Carwin the biloquist by Charles Brockden Brown( )

32 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 1,085 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
Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

67 editions published between 1801 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,054 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
Ormond, or, The secret witness by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

63 editions published between 1799 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 987 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
Ormond by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

34 editions published between 1811 and 2018 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British treaty by Charles Brockden Brown( )

47 editions published between 1807 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 772 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
Wieland; or, The transformation. An American tale by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

76 editions published between 1798 and 2015 in English and German and held by 745 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
Collected writings of Charles Brockden Brown by Charles Brockden Brown( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 692 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
The American register, or general repository of history, politics and science by Charles Brockden Brown( )

15 editions published in 1807 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcuin: a dialogue by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

12 editions published between 1798 and 1987 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clara Howard : in a series of letters ; Jane Talbot : a novel by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

34 editions published between 1801 and 2011 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novels by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

28 editions published between 1857 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 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 )

22 editions published between 1809 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcuin : a dialogue by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

21 editions published between 1798 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novels and related works of Charles Brockden Brown by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Wieland ; and Memoirs of Carwin the biloquist
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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 1793Wieland, or, The transformation : an American tale ; Memoirs of Carwin the biloquistJane TalbotOrmond, or, The secret witnessOrmondWieland; or, The transformation. An American tale
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

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

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French counsellor of state

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Poplicola

Poplicola 1771-1810

Браун Ч. Б. 1771-1810

Браун, Чарльз Брокден

Чарлз Брокден Браун

Чарльз Брокден Браун

تشارلز بروكدين براون

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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

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English (951)

German (2)

Italian (1)