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Charles Brockden Brown's revolution and the birth of American Gothic

Author: Peter Kafer
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1798, a decade after the Founding Fathers created a nation based on the principles of liberty and equality, Charles Brockden Brown, then an unknown Philadelphia writer, invented the American Gothic novel. His first book, Wieland, is the story of a religious fanatic haunted by demonic voices instructing him to murder his wife and children; in subsequent works, a young country bumpkin confronts the depravities of
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Charles Brockden Brown; Charles Brockden Brown; Charles Brockden Brown; Charles Brockden Brown; Brown, Charles Brockden <1771-1810> - Critique et interprétation.; Charles Brockden Brown
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Kafer
ISBN: 0812237862 9780812237863
OCLC Number: 53369529
Description: xxi, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Philadelphia, summer 1777-summer 1778: "the horrors of the night" --
I: Facts and fictions, 1650-1798 --
Children of the light, 1650s-1777 --
From terror to terror to terror, 1777-1793 --
Revolutionary reverberations, 1793-1798 --
Philadelphia, 1795-1799: "renderings in the bowels of nations" --
II: Fictions and facts, 1798-1800 --
Sins of fathers --
The anti-Godwin --
The return of the present ... and past --
III: A lie, 1800-1804 --
Charles Brown, American --
Brockden Brown and the American Gothic tradition.
Responsibility: Peter Kafer.

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