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1. Wieland or The Transformation
2. Edgar Huntlyor, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker
3. Jane Talbot
 
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4. Jane Talbot
 
5. The American Register, or General
 
6. The American Register, or General
 
7. Jane Talbot. By Charles Brockden
 
8. Arthur Mervyn. or. Memoirs of
 
9. Arthur Mervyn. or. Memoirs of
 
10. Wieland. or. The transformation.
 
11. Arthur Mervyn. A tale Volume 1
 
12. Arthur Mervyn or. Memoirs of the
 
$206.60
13. Charles Brockden Brown : Three
$5.81
14. Wieland; or the Transformation
$9.27
15. Wieland and Memoirs of Carwin
$42.49
16. Revising Charles Brockden Brown:
 
17. The Romance of Real Life: Charles
$22.00
18. Charles Brockden Brown and the
 
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19. Private Property: Charles Brockden
 
20. The Apparition in the Glass: Charles

1. Wieland or The Transformation [with] Memoirs of Carwin, the Biloquist
by Charles Brockden [1771-1810] Brown
 Unknown Binding: Pages (1977)

Asin: B003TONUEW
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2. Edgar Huntlyor, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker
by Charles Brockden, 1771-1810 Brown
Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-10-04)
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3. Jane Talbot
by Charles Brockden, 1771-1810 Brown
Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-10-04)
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4. Jane Talbot
 Paperback: 240 Pages (2010-09-28)
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Asin: 1173151974
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5. The American Register, or General Repository of History, Politics & Science, for 1806-7. Vol. I
by Charles Brockden, Ed. (1771-1810) Brown
 Hardcover: Pages (1807)

Asin: B003ENXYWG
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6. The American Register, or General Repository of History, Politics & Science, Part II for 1807. Vol. II
by Charles Brockden, Ed. (1771-1810) Brown
 Hardcover: Pages (1808)

Asin: B003ENSOAI
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7. Jane Talbot. By Charles Brockden Brown.
by Brown. Charles Brockden. 1771-1810.
 Paperback: Pages (1887-01-01)

Asin: B002WUWBOY
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8. Arthur Mervyn. or. Memoirs of the year 1793 by Charles Brockden
by Brown. Charles Brockden. 1771-1810.
 Paperback: Pages (1887-01-01)

Asin: B002WURR70
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9. Arthur Mervyn. or. Memoirs of the year 1793. by Charles Brockden
by Brown. Charles Brockden. 1771-1810.
 Paperback: Pages (1889-01-01)

Asin: B002WULUVY
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10. Wieland. or. The transformation.
by Brown. Charles Brockden. 1771-1810.
 Paperback: Pages (1887-01-01)

Asin: B002WUQ03W
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11. Arthur Mervyn. A tale Volume 1
by Charles Brockden, 1771-1810 Brown
 Paperback: Pages (2009-10-26)

Asin: B003O6P11U
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12. Arthur Mervyn or. Memoirs of the year 1793.
by Brown. Charles Brockden. 1771-1810.
 Paperback: Pages (1890-01-01)

Asin: B002WUAWCC
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13. Charles Brockden Brown : Three Gothic Novels : Wieland / Arthur Mervyn / Edgar Huntly (Library of America)
by Charles Brockden Brown
 Hardcover: 925 Pages (1998-08-01)
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Asin: 1883011574
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Prefiguring the work of Poe, Hawthorne, and Faulkner, as well as the entire tradition of American noir and horror, Brockden Brown was America's first professional novelist. This volume collects his most significant works: "Wieland; or The Transformation" (1798), about a religious fanatic preyed upon by a sinister ventriloquist; "Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs of the Year 1793" (1799), with its devastating depiction of a yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia; and "Edgar Huntly; or Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker" (1799), which recasts traditional Gothic themes in the American wilderness.Amazon.com Review
O! What splendid fortune that the Library of America should beso generous as to rescue from the mists of oblivion such an author asCharles Brockden Brown (1771-1810). This son of Pennslyvania Quakerswas sent forth to obtain an education in preparation for an eventualcareer in the law, but then he came upon the writings of Jean-JacquesRousseau and Samuel Richardson, whose novels inspired Brown to embarkupon a literary career of his own. Years of poverty and illhealth--for young Brown was a consumptive--followed, and then, withina four-year period, he would produce seven novels, three of which havebeen gathered in this volume.

Here you will encounter a young man, newly arrived in the city ofPhiladelphia, caught in the grip of the yellow fever, whose employeris revealed as an adulterous, murderous fiend (ArthurMervyn). You will be introduced to the protagonist of EdgarHuntly, whose efforts to unmask the killer of his best friendlaunch him into a somnabulent landscape drenched with the blood ofcougars and Indians. And, in Wieland, you will confront, alongwith Clara, the dreadful threat posed by the master of ventriloquism!You may scoff at such terrors, O jaded reader, steeped in the demonicgore and Freudian underpinnings of contemporary horror and suspense,but know this--the outpourings of the fevered imagination of CharlesBrockden Brown--who lived and wrote well before Poe, beforeLovecraft--are a vital source of the power the Gothic continues tohave over the American reader today. V.C. Andrews, Stephen King, DeanKoontz, James Patterson ... these and so many more (even, somewhisper, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison) live under the gloomy shadow ofBrown's melodramas. How long, reader, before you, too, have succumbedto their 18th-century charms? ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Introduction to a Neglected and Important American Writer
One of the joys of the Library of America has been how the LOA has breathed new life into long forgotten and neglected writers. Like William Dean Howells and William Maxwell, Charles Brockden Brown's works have been discovered again thanks in large part to the apotheosis of being published by the LOA. Based in Philadelphia, Brown was a leading writer of the 1790s and first decade of the nineteenth century. While Brown certainly shaped certain gothic strands of the American literary tradition, his influence did not end there. Mary Sheller and Margaret Fuller both admired Brown and one suspects that Brown's strong female protagonists may be one of the chief reasons.

"Three Gothic Novels" includes almost all of Brown's novels though there are important books missing. "Wieland" is a spooky story involving a ventriloquist and how he impacted the dark legacy of a family. "Arthur Mervyn" offers a harrowing look at Philadelphia during the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 and, if not as good as DeFoe looking at 1666, Brown shows how society broke down during an outbreak. With such various themes as sleepwalking, revenge, Native Americans, the frontier and various other topics, there is no easy categorization of "Edgar Huntley." All of these tales are dark, suspenseful and, haunting.

While he is excellent in building a plot, revealing characters and keeping a reader on the edge of his seat, Brown is not for everyone but it must be conceded he is not as difficult for the uninitiated reader as many 18th century writers. While these novels generally involve what would now be labeled as horror, Brown was not adverse to confronting the issues of his age and it is a pity that the LOA has not yet collected his "Alcuin" that deals with gender roles and marriage and "Ormond" which is an action tale dealing with gender roles, the Enlightenment, the influences of the French Revolution and, of all things, lesbianism. Still, while the LOA could have included more, what they produced is excellent. Brown is an important and solid writer who can still be enjoyed two centuries after his death. Unlike Washington Irving or Cooper or any of the later founders of American literature, Brown never quite got his due but then he died young and did not produce many books. While Brown never reached the levels of Poe or Hawthorne or Irving or even Simms, he was an important writer who can still be enjoyed today. Readers are once again in debt to the LOA for helping bring another great American writer out of obscurity and into our libraries and onto our bookshelves.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wieland . . . a wonderfully written story
Out of the three novels, I have only read Wieland, but if the other two are as good as this one, I would definitely be willing to read them.

Wieland is one of my all-time favorite books.This novel looks at how religion, the unexplainable (or seemingly unexplainable), and madness affect ordinary people.There are no monsters lurking in the shadows, but the novel does look at how people deal with horror in "real" situations.

5-0 out of 5 stars Dark Patriarch
I was pleased to see that the editorial review of this (typically gorgeous) Library of America series entry stole my breath.Brockden Brown's fascinating and brutal gothic novels are the true foundation of what's dark about American literature.Perhaps even more irresponsible than Poe in his fascination with the grotesque (spontaneous combustion, anyone?), Brockden Brown long anticipates Poe and Freud (and Faulkner and Jackson and ...) in his bleak explorations of our most terrible fears, and our worst secrets.Without scenes like the axe murder in "Wieland," would we have King's (or Kubrick's) "The Shining"?Impossible.Let's hope that the Library of America will add a Volume 2 to this one, including Brockden Brown's lesser known (and impossible to find) works like "Ormond."

5-0 out of 5 stars a seminal classic
Charles Brockden Brown is known as the "Father of the American novel" and is considered to be ourfirst professional author.At least by those who do consider him at all.To be perfectly frank, I'd neverreally heard of the guy before now.But this excellent gothic tale, which was based on the true story ofa farmer who thought that angels had commanded him to kill his own family,is so clearly theforerunner of the fiction of everyone from Hawthorne and Melville to Poe and Henry James to H.P.Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard right on up to Shirley Jackson and Stephen King, that it is hard tobelieve that his work is not better known nor taught more often.

Wieland, his first novel, tells the story of a religious fanatic who builds a temple in the seclusion of hisown farm, but then is struck dead, apparently by spontaneous combustion.Several years later, hischildren, in turn, begin to hear voices around the family property, voices which alternately seem to becommanding good or evil and which at times imitate denizens of the farm.Are the voices somehowconnected to a mysterious visitor who has begun hanging around?Are they commands from God? From demons?Suffice it to say things get pretty dicey before we find out the truth.

This is a terrific creepy story which obviously influenced the course of American fiction.Browndevelops an interesting serious theme of the role that reason can play in combating superstition andreligious mania, but keeps the action cranking and the mood deliciously gloomy.The language iscertainly not modern but it is accessible and generally understandable.It's a novel that should be better known and more widely read, if not for historical reasons then just because it's great fun.

GRADE: A

4-0 out of 5 stars Almost good enough
The Library of America is providing a valuable service to all devotees of American literature by providing reliable texts of so many important American writers.Here, they have done an excellent job of presenting thethree best novels of America's first professional novelist.However, Brownonly wrote six novels altogether, and anyone who cares about"Wieland," "Edgar Huntly," and "ArthurMervyn" will probably also want "Ormond" in the package, aswell as the fragments "Memoirs of Stephen Calvert" and"Memoirs of Carwin, the Biloquist." ... Read more


14. Wieland; or the Transformation and Memoirs of Carwin, The Biloquist (Oxford World's Classics)
by Charles Brockden Brown
Paperback: 336 Pages (2009-04-15)
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Asin: 0199538778
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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One of the earliest major American novels, Wieland (1798) is a thrilling tale of suspense and intrigue set in rural Pennsylvania in the 1760s. Based on an actual case of a New York farmer who murdered his family, the novel employs Gothic devices and sensational elements such as spontaneous combustion, ventriloquism, and religious fanaticism.Also included is Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist, the unfinished sequel to Wieland, in which Brown considers power and manipulation while tracing Carwin's career as a disciple of the utopist Ludloe. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A challenge worth taking on....
First, let me say that this is not the type of thing I tend to read.I've read reviews of this book by people who were assigned this text for a class -- and they hated or did not finish it because it's written in a somewhat old and advanced type of prose.I was actually surprised how much I enjoyed it once I kept reading and got into it.

As a work of horror fiction, it does have some genuinely creepy moments here and there, and plenty of suspense, but to me at least, it satisfies much more as a kind of "cozy" rural mystery.There's also some romance thrown in toward the middle."Wieland" does grab you eventually, and it has a thick atmosphere of Gothic doom over the characters, but from a source that stays well-hidden until the end.

I have to agree with the prime criticisms thrown at this book; that the explanations given for the events were essentially too far flung, too amazing to be believed.I would also say that more of a tie should have been made between the prelude about the father and the later events that happen to his son and daughter.I would recommend this book only to those who are truly committed to reading older Gothic tales, or what some consider "America's earliest novel."

4-0 out of 5 stars American Gothic
One of the earliest American authors--and guess what, our literature starts with horror!A fun window onto the uncertainty and dread that were a part of this country's beginnings.Spooky voices, impersonation, and religious fanaticism always equal quality entertainment.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I had to order the book for a class so I wanted something that wasn't incredibly damaged or marked up and that's exactly what I received. The book is in mint condition and it cost less than what I would have had to pay at the book store or most other places. I have yet to read it, so I don't know if the story is any good, but I am hoping that the trend in my class, which has been full of good novels so far, will continue.

4-0 out of 5 stars the early beginnings of american literature
Having to rate a book like this is no easy task. I give it four stars as a sort of average. The edition itself, with a solid introduction by Emory Eliot, is very good. The novel, like all of Brown's works, is a somewhat unsatisfying effort.

That said, let me add quickly that this novel is a must-read, without a doubt. This truly Gothic tale will keep you in suspence from start to finish--and guess what, Brown even claims a historical precedent for the narrator's brother slaughtering his wife and children. This is Real TV!

It is not a great novel (although superior to, for instance, "Edgar Huntly" and "Stephen Calvert") but it is a fascinating one. Brown was quick to jump on the bandwagon of female fiction that proved to be the bestseller in 19th century America, and this semi-epistolary tale by a female narrator is fascinating if only for the problems its form poses. For instance, its epistolary character, meant to create a sense of urgency and directness, never convinces due to its pretentious literate (read, latinate) diction and syntax. Moreover, Brown's choice of a female narrator--a man writing like a woman writing like a man--, while marketable in 1798, shows that he always bites off much more than he can chew. A much better (and earlier, 1797!) example of a female epistolary novel is Hannah W. Foster's "The Coquette," available in a wonderful edition also by the Oxford UP.

Unlike what some would have you believe, Brown is not the earliest American novelist. It is interesting to note that some of his fans claim Brown instead of Cooper, completely forgetting the books put out by female authors and read mainly by women. I might add that Brown had a male predecessor also, a namesake, William Hill Brown ("The Power of Sympathy," 1789): one shouldn't try to simplify the history of early American literature. However, to come to grips with American literature, and especially its love for the Gothic (mystery, murder, incest), "Wieland" is a great start, and this is a very good edition. ... Read more


15. Wieland and Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist (Norton Critical Editions)
by Charles Brockden Brown
Paperback: 384 Pages (2010-12-20)
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Asin: 0393932532
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The first gothic novel in America, Wieland (1798) is now available in a Norton Critical Edition.Wieland, the story of religious delusions and horrific violence on the eve of the American Revolution, is the first gothic novel in America and a cornerstone of the Early American literary canon. A family living on an estate outside Philadelphia is visited first by a set of mysterious voices, seemingly coming out of thin air, followed soon after by an itinerant rustic named Carwin. Violence erupts when the family’s young patriarch believes he hears God’s voice demanding a human sacrifice as a sign of faith. Testing the limits of religious and literary authority in the new United States, Brown’s novel has for more than two centuries kept readers debating questions of agency, accountability, and revolutionary politics as the story’s moral chaos unfolds. The editor provides explanatory annotation throughout the volume.

This Norton Critical Edition also reprints Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist, Brown’s fragmentary sequel to Wieland. “Sources and Contexts” presents inspirations for Brown’s work, including an account of the real-life Yates family murders, an excerpt from Christoph Martin Wieland’s The Trial of Abraham, as well as religious and medical accounts of delusion, spontaneous combustion, and ventriloquism. Brown’s outline for Wieland and his letter to Thomas Jefferson are also reprinted.

“Criticism” includes contemporary responses to the novel from both the United States and the United Kingdom along with fourteen essential modern critical approaches. Recent contributors include Shirley Samuels, Christopher Looby, Nancy Ruttenberg, Laura Korobkin, David Kazanjian, Bryan Waterman, and Stephen Shapiro, among others.

A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are also included. ... Read more


16. Revising Charles Brockden Brown: Culture, Politics, And Sexuality In The Early Republic
by Philip Barnard
Hardcover: 416 Pages (2004-04-30)
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Illuminates this important but often neglected author, using gender and sexuality theories, as well as drawing upon his nonfiction output, to reenergize Brown’s work. ... Read more


17. The Romance of Real Life: Charles Brockden Brown and the Origins of American Culture
by Professor Steven Watts
 Hardcover: 272 Pages (1994-03-01)
list price: US$42.00
Isbn: 0801846862
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Among the leading writers of the early republic, Charles Brockden Brown often appears as a romantic prototype--the brilliant, alienated author rejected by a utilitarian, materialistic American society. In The Romance of Real Life Steven Watts reinterprets Brown's life and work as a complex case study in the emerging culture of capitalism at the dawn of the nineteenth century.

Offering a revisionist view of Brown himself, Watts examines the major novels of the 1790s as well as previously neglected sources--from early essays and private letters to late-career forays into journalism, political pamphleteering, serial fiction, and cultural criticism.

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18. Charles Brockden Brown and the Literary Magazine: Cultural Journalism in the Early American Republic
by Michael Cody
Paperback: 224 Pages (2004-04)
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Asin: 0786417846
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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From 1803 to 1807, Charles Brockden Brown served as editor and chief contributor to the Literary Magazine, and American Register, a popular Philadelphia miscellany. His position allowed him to observe and comment upon life in the United States and transatlantic world during the nineteenth century’s first decade.

This book considers how Brown’s Literary Magazine contributed to the development of cultural cohesiveness and political stability in the young United States. It explores the intellectual and cultural setting in which this Philadelphia miscellany was published, the political writing that appears in what Brown claimed was a politically neutral venue, and the social and cultural criticism that attempts to guide the development of the American character. During his twenty years as an author, he participated in disseminating texts of cultural and literary worth. Brown’s essays and reviews assisted in the establishment of reading habits in America and influenced the public reception of the early American press. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Limited Glance at an Increasingly Recognized Writer
Charles Brockden Brown is increasingly being seen as an important American literary figure and the Library of America accelerated this trend by collecting three of his Gothic novels some years back. It did not take long for the tenured and would be tenured gathered from colleges and universities to gaze out at the great forest of Brown's work-and then focus on the trees-and now the leaves. In "Charles Brockden Brown and the Literary Magazine: Cultural Journalism in the Early American Republic" (that is one catchy title!), Michael Cody looks at a journal that Brown edited after his novel writing days were over. In this book, Cody informs but does not entertain. While I appreciate how Cody fleshes out Brown's importance and depth as a writer, I kept thinking I was reading a half-forgotten dissertation and found myself, a Brown fan with feet in both American history and literature, drifting off more than a few times. I do not mean to be too harsh but it was a trying book to read at times. Certainly Cody makes some astute comparisons of Brown and some of his contemporaries (including, of all people, Fisher Ames) and is able to shed some new light on a forgotten aspect of Brown's career. For his efforts, those of us who care about American literature and history should be grateful to Cody. Still, to be candid, this book has a limited appeal and will no doubt be collecting dust in college libraries. That's unfortunate. Perhaps the book would have found more readers and have been more useful if Cody had let his narrative serve as an introduction and offer a substantial collection of Brown's writings from the magazine though I suppose that will be taken care of when Kent State's press publishes the collected works of Brown. ... Read more


19. Private Property: Charles Brockden Brown's Gendered Economics of Virtue
by Elizabeth Jane Wall Hinds
 Hardcover: 190 Pages (1997-01)
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Asin: 0874136032
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20. The Apparition in the Glass: Charles Brockden Brown's American Gothic
by Bill Christophersen
 Hardcover: 208 Pages (1994-01)
list price: US$40.00
Isbn: 0820315303
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