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Wieland, or, The transformation : an American tale

Author: Charles Brockden Brown
Publisher: [Waiheke Island] : Floating Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wieland, named by his father after a German nickname for the devil, inherits both his father's estate and religious susceptibility. His idyllic rural life is disrupted when he falls prey to the ventriloquist Carwin, who convinces Wieland that a divine voice is commanding him to slaughter his family. He is tried for the murders of his wife and children, for which he expresses no remorse. He later escapes prison in an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
History
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Brockden Brown
ISBN: 9781775412007 1775412008 9781775412007 1775412008
OCLC Number: 600096192
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Title; Contents; Advertisement; Chapter I; Chapter II; Chapter III; Chapter IV; Chapter V; Chapter VI; Chapter VII; Chapter VIII; Chapter IX; Chapter X; Chapter XI; Chapter XII; Chapter XIII; Chapter XIV; Chapter XV; Chapter XVI; Chapter XVII; Chapter XVIII; Chapter XIX; Chapter XX; Chapter XXI; Chapter XXII; Chapter XXIII; Chapter XXIV; Chapter XXV; Chapter XXVI; Chapter XXVII; Endnotes.
Other Titles: Wieland
Transformation
Responsibility: Charles Brockden Brown.

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Wieland, named by his father after a German nickname for the devil, inherits both his father's estate and religious susceptibility. His idyllic rural life is disrupted when he falls prey to the ventriloquist Carwin, who convinces Wieland that a divine voice is commanding him to slaughter his family. He is tried for the murders of his wife and children, for which he expresses no remorse. He later escapes prison in an attempt to kill his sister Clara, who narrates the story...

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