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Brown, Charles Brockden 1771-1810

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Works: 641 works in 2,103 publications in 4 languages and 53,253 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Biography  Reviews  Speeches in Congress  Epistolary fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
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
Wieland, or the transformation an American tale by Charles Brockden Brown( )
218 editions published between 1798 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Theodore Wieland hears mysterious voices. Are these the result of delusions, ventriloquism, or divine forces? In this Gothic thriller, novelist Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810) portrays a man beset by religious guilt which erupts into mania, transforming him into the murderer of his wife and children. Once the mystery of the controlling voices is revealed, Theodore's sister, Clara, undergoes her own transformation, as she moves from bitterness and despair over her brother's destruction to resignation and, finally, peace. Brown's fascination with the scientifically bizarre and the macabre influenced Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne. But he sought the solutions to his mysteries in nature and in the depths of the human mind, rather than in the realm of the supernatural."--Jacket
Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a sleep-walker by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
170 editions published between 1799 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,727 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
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 )
14 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,426 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 )
109 editions published between 1799 and 2012 in English and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel describing Philadelphia during the yellow fever epidemic in 1793
Ormond, or, The secret witness by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
80 editions published between 1799 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alcuin: a dialogue by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
33 editions published between 1798 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wieland or, The transformation, an American tale ; Memoirs of Carwin, the biloquist by Charles Brockden Brown( )
10 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 921 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
Ormond by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
28 editions published between 1800 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
60 editions published between 1801 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arthur Mervyn : or, Memoirs of the year 1793 : first and second parts by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
17 editions published between 1889 and 2002 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810) was our first American novelist. The earliest citizen of the young nation to support himself by 'the profession of literature, ' Brown used the American scene as background for his fiction. Arthur Mervyn, his third published novel, has long puzzled students and scholars with its seeming diffuseness, resulting from its original serial publication. Critics agree, however, that the power of this novel lies not so much in its portrait of 'right virtue, ' which was Brown's primary aim, as in its realistic descriptions of the yellow fever epidemic and the ensuing panic that swept Philadelphia in the summer of 1793. The ambiguities of Arthur Mervyn's character and the precarious nature of the revolutionary 1790s make this novel a particularly apt subject for lively discussion and future scholarship and make this revised edition an excellent classroom text. This paperback edition reprints the novel's text and historical overview of Volume III of the highly regarded Bicentennial Edition of The Novels of Charles Brockden Brown, edited by Sydney J. Krause and S.W. Reid, and includes an updated editorial note and bibliography
The American register, or general repository of history, politics and science by Charles Brockden Brown( )
13 editions published in 1807 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The novels and related works of Charles Brockden Brown by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
7 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novels by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
18 editions published between 1827 and 2004 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The British treaty by Charles Brockden Brown( )
21 editions published between 1807 and 2010 in English and held by 435 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
A view of the soil and climate of the United States of America by C.-F Volney( Book )
12 editions published in 1804 in English and held by 423 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 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Monthly magazine, and American review ( )
in English and held by 327 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
The British treaty with an appendix of state papers ; which are now first published by Charles Brockden Brown( )
28 editions published between 1807 and 1984 in English and held by 316 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
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.
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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
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C.B.B. 1771-1810
C. B. B. (Charles Brockden Brown), 1771-1810
French counsellor of state
French counsellor of state 1771-1810
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