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Brown, Charles Brockden 1771-1810

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Works: 616 works in 2,286 publications in 5 languages and 53,530 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Gothic fiction  Periodicals  Biography  Horror tales  Epistolary fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: PS1134, 813.2
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Publications about Charles Brockden Brown
Publications by Charles Brockden Brown
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Most widely held works by Charles Brockden Brown
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 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
Wieland ; and Memoirs of Carwin the biloquist by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
187 editions published between 1798 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,366 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
Arthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the year 1793 by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
135 editions published between 1799 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,353 libraries worldwide
A novel describing Philadelphia during the yellow fever epidemic in 1793
Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a sleep-walker by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
98 editions published between 1799 and 2012 in English and held by 1,337 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."--Back cover
Alcuin: a dialogue by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
32 editions published between 1798 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 942 libraries worldwide
Ormond by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
31 editions published between 1800 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 895 libraries worldwide
Ormond, or, The secret witness by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
75 editions published between 1799 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 813 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
Edgar Huntly, or, Memoirs of a sleep-walker by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
94 editions published between 1799 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 667 libraries worldwide
Often described as a gothic novel, this is a classic American tale of mystery and murder with exciting and dramatic plot twists. Charles Brockden Brown is the most frequently studied and republished practitioner of the early American novel, or the US novel between 1789 and roughly 1820. This volume contains a critical edition of Charles Brockden Brown's Edgar Huntly, the third of his novels to be published in 1799 and the first to deal with the American wilderness. The basis of the text is the first edition, printed and published by Hugh Maxwell in Philadelphia late in the year, but the Fragment printed independently in Brown's Monthly Magazine earlier in 1799 supplies some readings in Chapters 17-20. The Historical Essay, which follows the text, covers matters of composition, publication, historical background, and literary evaluation, and the Textual Essay discusses the transmission of the text, choice of copy-text, and editorial policy. A general textual statement for the entire edition appears in Volume I of the series
Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
65 editions published between 1801 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 586 libraries worldwide
The American register, or general repository of history, politics and science by Charles Brockden Brown( serial )
13 editions published in 1807 in English and held by 494 libraries worldwide
The novels and related works of Charles Brockden Brown by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
8 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and held by 475 libraries worldwide
Clara Howard : in a series of letters ; Jane Talbot : a novel by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
32 editions published between 1801 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 421 libraries worldwide
Arthur Mervyn : or, Memoirs of the year 1793 : first and second parts by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
20 editions published between 1889 and 2002 in English and held by 413 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
A view of the soil and climate of the United States of America by C.-F Volney( Book )
15 editions published between 1804 and 1989 in English and held by 396 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 373 libraries worldwide
The British treaty by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
44 editions published between 1807 and 1984 in English and held by 358 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
Novels by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
18 editions published between 1827 and 2011 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Wieland or, The transformation : together with Memoirs of Carwin the biloquist : a fragment by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
36 editions published between 1926 and 1969 in English and Italian and held by 241 libraries worldwide
Ventriloquism and religious and homicidal mania form the main theme of this novel
 
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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.
Brown, Brockden 1771-1810
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
C.B.B
C.B.B 1771-1810
C. B. B. (Charles Brockden Brown), 1771-1810
Çarlz Brokden Braun
Carolus Brockden Brown
Charles Brockden Brown Amerikaans schrijver
Charles Brockden Brown amerikansk författare
Charles Brockden Brown amerikansk skribent
Charles Brockden Brown écrivain américain
Charles Brockden Brown scrittore statunitense
Charles Brockden Brown US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
French counsellor of state
French counsellor of state 1771-1810
Poplicola
Poplicola 1771-1810
Браун, Чарльз Брокден
Чарлз Брокден Браун
تشارلز بروكدين براون
چارلز براکدن براون نویسنده آمریکایی
チャールズ・ブロックデン・ブラウン
ブラウン, C. B
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English (1,044)
German (15)
Italian (11)
French (5)
Japanese (5)
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