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Brown, Charles Brockden 1771-1810

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Works: 648 works in 2,027 publications in 3 languages and 51,342 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Reviews  Speeches in Congress  Epistolary fiction  Horror tales  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Translator
Classifications: PS1134, 813.2
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Wieland, or the transformation an American tale by Charles Brockden Brown ( )
131 editions published between 1798 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,985 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
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 )
11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,428 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 )
125 editions published between 1798 and 2011 in English and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel describing Philadelphia during the yellow fever epidemic in 1793
Edgar Huntly, or, Memoirs of a sleep-walker by Charles Brockden Brown ( Book )
105 editions published between 1799 and 2012 in English and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What would you do if everything you thought you knew about yourself turned out to be wrong? That's the premise at the center of Charles Brockden Brown's novel Edgar Huntly, which centers on a protagonist who is determined to solve a mysterious murder case -- only to find out that he himself may not be as innocent as he once supposed
Ormond by Charles Brockden Brown ( Book )
25 editions published between 1800 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown ( Book )
57 editions published between 1801 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ormond or the secret witness. By the author of Wieland, Arthur Mervyn, &c. &c by Charles Brockden Brown ( Book )
55 editions published between 1799 and 2009 in English and German and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The British treaty by Charles Brockden Brown ( )
43 editions published between 1807 and 2010 in English and held by 680 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
Alcuin: a dialogue by Charles Brockden Brown ( Book )
6 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The novels and related works of Charles Brockden Brown by Charles Brockden Brown ( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novels by Charles Brockden Brown ( Book )
18 editions published between 1827 and 2004 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American register, or general repository of history, politics and science by Charles Brockden Brown ( )
12 editions published in 1807 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alcuin a dialogue by Charles Brockden Brown ( Book )
20 editions published between 1798 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Monthly magazine, and American review ( )
in English and held by 331 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
Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a sleep-walker by Charles Brockden Brown ( Book )
7 editions published between 1842 and 1971 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ormond, or, The secret witness by Charles Brockden Brown ( Book )
7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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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. (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
French counsellor of state
Poplicola
Poplicola, 1771-1810
ブラウン, C. B
Languages
English (810)
German (4)
Italian (1)
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