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Brown, Charles Brockden 1771-1810

Overview
Works: 629 works in 2,318 publications in 4 languages and 54,056 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Biography  Reviews  Gothic fiction  Epistolary fiction 
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( Book )

202 editions published between 1798 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,601 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
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 )

17 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,588 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
Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a sleep-walker by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

139 editions published between 1799 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,528 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
Alcuin: a dialogue by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

40 editions published between 1798 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ormond, or, The secret witness by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

86 editions published between 1799 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 654 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
Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

74 editions published between 1801 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American register, or general repository of history, politics and science by Charles Brockden Brown( )

10 editions published in 1807 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A view of the soil and climate of the United States of America by C.-F Volney( Book )

17 editions published between 1804 and 2009 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rhapsodist : and other uncollected writings by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

19 editions published between 1943 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British treaty by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

44 editions published between 1807 and 1984 in English and held by 360 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 328 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 )

18 editions published between 1809 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the year 1793 by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

34 editions published between 1887 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Literary magazine, and American register( )

in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar Huntly, or, Memoirs of a sleepwalker by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

20 editions published between 1799 and 1976 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clara Howard in a series of letters by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )

23 editions published between 1801 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valerian, a narrative poem: intended, in part, to describe, the early persecutions of Christians, and rapidly to illustrate the influence of Christianity on the manners of nations by John Blair Linn( Book )

9 editions published in 1805 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1805 and 2011 in English and held by 20 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

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

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Brown, Brockden Charles

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

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Browne, Charles Brockden 1771-1810

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Браун, Чарльз Брокден

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Languages
English (843)

German (12)

Italian (12)

Japanese (5)

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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-walkerEdgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a sleep-walkerOrmond, or, The secret witnessJane TalbotArthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the year 1793Charles Brockden Brown, an American taleAmerican sympathy : men, friendship, and literature in the new nation