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The Resource Three Gothic novels : Wieland or, the transformation ; Arthur Mervyn or, memoirs of the year 1793 ; Edgar Huntly or, memoirs of a sleep-walker, 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, Charles Brockden Brown

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Three Gothic novels : Wieland or, the transformation ; Arthur Mervyn or, memoirs of the year 1793 ; Edgar Huntly or, memoirs of a sleep-walker
Title
Three Gothic novels
Title remainder
Wieland or, the transformation ; Arthur Mervyn or, memoirs of the year 1793 ; Edgar Huntly or, memoirs of a sleep-walker
Statement of responsibility
Charles Brockden Brown
Title variation
3 gothic novels
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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Summary
Three dark novels--Wieland, Arthur Mervyn, and Edgar Huntly--from 1798 and 1799 by America's first professional novelist demonstrate his influence on the development of the Gothic school of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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001056
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1771-1810
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Brown, Charles Brockden
Dewey number
813/.2
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1771-1810
  • 1771-1810
  • 1771-1810
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brown, Charles Brockden
  • Brown, Charles Brockden
  • Brown, Charles Brockden
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True
Series statement
The library of America
Series volume
103
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horror tales, American
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Horror tales, American
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Three Gothic novels : Wieland or, the transformation ; Arthur Mervyn or, memoirs of the year 1793 ; Edgar Huntly or, memoirs of a sleep-walker, Charles Brockden Brown
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 908-914)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Wieland
  • Arthur Mervyn
  • Edgar Huntly
Control code
ocm38067553
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
914 pages
Isbn
9781883011574
Lccn
97046701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)38067553
Label
Three Gothic novels : Wieland or, the transformation ; Arthur Mervyn or, memoirs of the year 1793 ; Edgar Huntly or, memoirs of a sleep-walker, Charles Brockden Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 908-914)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Wieland
  • Arthur Mervyn
  • Edgar Huntly
Control code
ocm38067553
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
914 pages
Isbn
9781883011574
Lccn
97046701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)38067553

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