As it tells the story of Constantia Dudley, from her family's financial collapse to her encounters with a series of cosmopolitan revolutionaries and reactionaries, Charles Brockden Brown's Ormond; or The Secret Witness develops a sustained meditation on late-Enlightenment debates concerning political liberty, women's rights, conventions of sex-gender, and their relation to the reshaping of an Atlantic world in the throes of transformation.
This edition of Ormond includes Brown's Alcuin , an important dialogue on women's rights and marriage, as well as his key essays on history and literature, along with selections from contemporary writings on women's education and revolution debates that figure in the novel's background and in the charged atmosphere of the late s.
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On Wieland; or the Transformation: "An impressive edition. Shapiro and Barnard offer a rich transatlantic artistic and ideological context that helps pull the whole novel into coherent focus. The footnotes to the novel are incredibly thorough, helpful, and interesting. This Hackett edition of Wieland [is] the freshest and most topical of those now available.
Nelson, Vanderbilt University On Ormond; or, the Secret Witness: "Philip Barnard and Stephen Shapiro have produced an awesome edition of Brown's Ormond by providing copious explanatory notes and helpful documentation of the essential historical context of feminist, radical, egalitarian, and abolitionist expression. Set during the epic Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic of , Charles Brockden Brown's classic gothic novel Arthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the Year connects the outbreak with the upheavals of the revolutionary era and the murderous financial networks of Atlantic slavery.
In addition to the definitive UVA text of Brown's seminal novel, this edition includes an introduction setting the work in its historical, literary, and intellectual contexts. Edgar Huntly: or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker. Edgar Huntly is a compelling tale of sleepwalking, murder, and frontier violence set in rural Pennsylvania in the s.
His memory and wits shaken by the scenes he has witnessed, ordinary republican citizen Edgar Huntly relates the unpredictable and catastrophic consequences of his chance encounter with Clithero Edny, a mysterious Irish immigrant whose unfortunate but violent history catches up with him in the New World. Edgar Huntly, or, Memoirs of a Sleepwalker. One of the first American Gothic novels, Edgar Huntly mirrors the social and political temperaments of the postrevolutionary United States.
Wieland; or the Transformation
Regarded by many critics as one of the most important early American novelists, Charles Brockden Brown was a writer and thinker of international significance in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. Jane Talbot unfolds as a series of letters between Henry Colden and the title character as they fall in love, travel the world, and resolve to marry despite the objections of family members. Ormond: Or, The Secret Witness. Get a first-hand look at life in the decades following the birth of American in the well-written period novel Ormond by Charles Brockden Brown, whom many scholars describe as one of the most important literary voices in early America.
Spirited heroine Constance Dudley faces one tribulation after another as her family struggles to find its footing in the aftermath of the Revolutionary War. Arthur Mervyn. Wieland and Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.
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Wieland, Or, The Transformation. A thrilling tale that leads from ventriloquism and mania to a family murder and emotional breakdown, Charles Brockden Brown's Wieland; or The Transformation ties revolutionary-era Gothic themes to struggles over the politics of Enlightenment on both sides of the Atlantic. Wieland; or The Transformation: with Related Texts.
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