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Edgar Huntly, or, Memoirs of a sleep-walker

Author: Charles Brockden Brown; Norman S Grabo
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1988.
Series: Penguin classics.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Horror fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Brockden Brown; Norman S Grabo
ISBN: 0140390626 9780140390629
OCLC Number: 15696970
Description: xxvi, 285 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Edgar Huntly
Memoirs of a sleep-walker
Responsibility: Charles Brockden Brown ; edited with an introduction by Norman S. Grabo.

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"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."--Back cover.

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