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The Resource Three Gothic novels, Charles Brockden Brown, (electronic resource)

Three Gothic novels, Charles Brockden Brown, (electronic resource)

Label
Three Gothic novels
Title
Three Gothic novels
Statement of responsibility
Charles Brockden Brown
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
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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N$T
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1771-1810
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Brown, Charles Brockden
Dewey number
813/.2
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS1132
LC item number
1998eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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NetLibrary, Inc
Series statement
The library of America
Series volume
103
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  • Horror tales, American
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
Label
Three Gothic novels, Charles Brockden Brown, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 908-914)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wieland -- Arthur Mervyn -- Edgar Huntly
Control code
44955300
Dimensions
21 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
914 pages
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780585147079
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Three Gothic novels, Charles Brockden Brown, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 908-914)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wieland -- Arthur Mervyn -- Edgar Huntly
Control code
44955300
Dimensions
21 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
914 pages
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780585147079
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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