Charles Brockden Brown

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Known as the “father of the American novel”, the late eighteenth century author Charles Brockden Brown wrote Gothic romances in American settings, paving the way for the masterpieces of Poe and Hawthorne. Brown’s writings exploit horror and terror, while reflecting a thoughtful liberalism. Generally regarded by scholars as the most important American novelist before James Fenimore Cooper, Brown also wrote short stories, essays and philosophical dialogues, establishing his reputation as a crucial literary figure of the French Revolution era. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents Brown’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Brown’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* All 7 novels, with individual contents tables
* Features rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including ‘Memoirs of Stephen Calvert’
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Rare short stories and fragments available in no other collection
* Easily locate the short stories you want to read
* Includes Brown’s pioneering work on women’s rights, ‘Alcuin’, including the posthumous Part III, never before offered in digital print
* Many rare essays from Brown’s periodical publications
* Includes Brown’s letters – explore the author’s personal correspondence
* Features Dunlap’s seminal biography, only available in this eBook – discover Brown’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres


Wieland (1798)
Ormond (1799)
Arthur Mervyn (1799)
Edgar Huntly (1799)
Memoirs of Stephen Calvert (1799)
Clara Howard (1801)
Jane Talbot (1801)

The Shorter Fiction
Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist (1805)
Uncollected Short Stories

The Non-Fiction
Alcuin (1798)
Uncollected Essays

The Biography and Letters
The Life of Charles Brockden Brown by William Dunlap
Letters from Charles Brockden Brown to His Friends

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