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Krause, Sydney J. (Sydney Joseph)

Overview
Works: 38 works in 79 publications in 1 language and 2,574 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Psychological fiction  Epistolary fiction  Horror tales  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS1134, 813.2
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Publications by Sydney J Krause
Most widely held works by Sydney J Krause
Mark Twain as critic by Sydney J Krause( Book )
12 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,247 libraries worldwide
Essays on determinism in American literature by Sydney J Krause( Book )
9 editions published between 1964 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 854 libraries worldwide
Arthur Mervyn : or, Memoirs of the year 1793 : first and second parts by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
9 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in English and held by 188 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
Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a sleep-walker by Charles Brockden Brown( file )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 144 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
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 )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 35 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, or the transformation an American tale by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
2 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in English and held by 9 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
Alcuin: a dialogue by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Novels and related works by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Henry James's revisions of The portrait of a lady. A study of literary portraiture and perfectionism by Sydney J Krause( Book )
3 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Novels and related works by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Novels and related works by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Ormond, or, The secret witness by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Novels and related works by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Clara Howard : in a series of letters ; Jane Talbot : a novel by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Alcuin : a dialogue ; Memoirs of Stephen Calvert by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Novels and related works by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Essays on determinism in American literature / [By] Luther Stearns Mansfield (o.fl.a.) ( Book )
2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Novels and related works. Bicentennial edition by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Novels and related works. Bicentennial edition by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Novels and related works. Bicentennial edition by Charles Brockden Brown( Book )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Krause, Sydney J.
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