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Wieland: Or, the Transformation: An American Tale and Other Stories (Modern Library Classics)

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Called a “remarkable story” by John Greenleaf Whittier and described by John Keats as “very powerful,” Wieland, Charles Brockden Browns disturbing 1798 tale of terror, is a masterpiece involving spontaneous combustion, disembodied voices, religious mania, and a gruesome murder based on a real-life incident.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic includes Wielands fragmentary sequel, Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist, as well as several other important but hard-to-find Brockden Brown short stories, including “Thessalonica,” “Walsteins School of History,” and “Death of Cicero.” This collection also reproduces the newspaper account of the murder that inspired Wieland.

Synopsis:

Charles Brockden Brown's disturbing tale of terror and minor masterpiece, involving spontaneous combustion, disembodied voices, religious mania, and a gruesome murder, with the fragmentary sequel Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist also included.

About the Author

Caleb Crain is the author of American Sympathy: Men, Friendship, and Literature in the New Nation. He lives in Brooklyn.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375759031
Introduction:
Crain, Caleb
Author:
Brown, Charles Brockden
Author:
Crain, Caleb
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Fathers
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Pennsylvania
Subject:
Radicals
Subject:
Epistolary fiction
Subject:
Combustion, Spontaneous.
Subject:
Gothic fiction
Subject:
Religious fanaticism
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Classics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2002
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
no. 6/2001
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
412
Dimensions:
8.50x5.60x.92 in. 1.08 lbs.

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