Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.