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  Charles Brockden Brown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles Brockden Brown (January 17, 1771 - February 22, 1810), American novelist, historian, and magazine editor of the Early National period, is often regarded by scholars as the most ambitious and accomplished US novelist before Cooper.
Although Brown was by no means the first American novelist, as some early criticism claimed, the breadth and complexity of his achievement in multiple genres (the novel, short story, essays, historiography, reviews) make him a touchstone for the understanding of the Early Republic.
Charles Brockden Brown came of good Quaker stock long settled in Pennsylvania, where, at Philadelphia, he was born 17 January, 1771.
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 Charles Brown (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charlie Brown is a member of the hip-hop crew Leaders of the New School.
Charles Brown, friend of John Keats, buried next to him in the Protestant Cemetery, Rome.
Charles D. Brown is a candidate for Congress in Northern California.
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 Brown, Charles Brockden on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Charles Brockden Brown, revised and expanded.(Charles Brockden Brown's Revolution and the Birth of American Gothic)(Charles Brockden Brown and the Literary Magazine: Cultural Journalism in the Early American Republic)(Book Review)
Charles Brockden Brown's Ormond and lesbian possibility in the early republic.
Charles Brockden Brown and the Philadelphia Germans.(Critical Essay)
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 Common-place: Common Reading   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Charles Brockden Brown, engraved by L. Forrest from a miniature by William Dunlap in 1806.
Charles may not have been able to represent his father as a hero because it was not the case.
Brown's nonfiction is harder to find, but Mark L. Kamrath, Fritz Fleischmann, and Wil Verhoeven are directing a supplementary edition of Brown's reviews, essays, short fiction, letters, and poetry, to be published electronically and in six bound volumes.
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 Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810)
Undergraduates find Brown peculiar when compared to other writers of the era, and they tend to say, "He reminds me of Poe," without realizing that Poe wrote a generation after C. Brown.
Second, because of the first-person narrative form, the intense psychological issues Brown renders often take on a motif of "the double." In this narrative, young Althorpe, the narrator, has his double in both the unnamed man to whom Constantia Davis is engaged and in the anticipated intruder, Nick Handyside.
Students have written fruitful papers on doubles in Brown; Brown's implied attack against the "rational" Federalist agenda of his day; Brown's relationship to Poe and Hawthorne.
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 Charles Brockden Brown’s "Edgar Huntly" as Experimental Novel
Brown expects his protagonist to behave rationally and justly during the violent actions of the war; however, Huntly does not act rationally.
Brown made Huntly decide to believe that his mind was governed by an unnatural force, and this gives Huntly feelings of regret concerning the death of the Indian.
This statement actually contradicts Huntly’s or rather Brown’s later interpretation of a would-be transition to knowledge; the transition is rather a voyage from the explicable to the inexplicable.
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 American Passages - Unit 6. Gothic Undercurrents: Authors
Born in Philadelphia to wealthy Quaker parents, Charles Brockden Brown was initially pressured by his family to study law.
Brown felt guilty for disappointing his family, but was rewarded with positive responses to his writing from Philadelphia literary circles.
Brown's gothic romances, which delve into the uncertainties and contradictions of human nature, were among the first important novels published in the United States.
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 Brown, Charles Brockden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He appears, however, to have at first taken hold of the profession with ardor as he became a member of a law society, bore a leading aprt in its forensic debates, and was elected its President.
This association, however, soon had a rival in the formation of the 'Belles Lettres Club,' of which Brown, who was at first averse to the project, soon became the leader.
Brown is reputed to have been one of the first men in America to make his living from literature, and is certainly one of the country's first novelists.
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 Charles Brockden Brown
BROWN, Charles Brockden, author, born in Philadelphia, 17 January, 1771 ; died 22 February, 1810.
Brown began with his usual ardor the study of law, but determined to abandon it for literature.
Brown was tall, thin, and pale, had fl hair, and a melancholy expression of countenance, He intensely enjoyed the society of intimate friends, but was reserved with all others.
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 Charles Brockden Brown's Revolution and the Birth of American Gothic | Kafer, Peter
Charles Brockden Brown's Revolution and the Birth of American Gothic illuminates the social and political influences on the nation's first professional novelist and reveals the surprising origins of one of American literature's most popular and enduring genres.
In Charles Brockden Brown's Revolution and the Birth of American Gothic, Peter Kafer carefully unravels the mystery of what compelled this pious Philadelphia Quaker to become fascinated with a peculiar form of dark European imagery and transform it into something wholly American.
Written with a witty and acutely critical eye, Charles Brockden Brown's Revolution and the Birth of American Gothic illuminates the social and political influences on the nation's first professional novelist and reveals the surprising origins of one of American literature's most popular and enduring genres.
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 Charles Brockden Brown Papers
Charles Brockden Brown Correspondence and Writings, 1792-1797, n.d.
Charles Brockden Brown, novelist and journalist, was the first professional American writer and the first American writer to develop an international reputation.
Many of the letters are included in Charles E. Bennett's "The Letters of Charles Brockden Brown: An Annotated Census," published in the Resources for American Literary Study, Autumn 1976.
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 Charles Brockden Brown --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The writer Charles Brockden Brown was known as the “father of the American novel.”; His Gothic romances in American settings were the first in a tradition adapted by two of the greatest early authors in the United States, Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Brown called himself a “story-telling moralist.” Although his writings exploit horror and terror, they reflect a thoughtful liberalism.
A pioneer in the field of picture books for nursery-school children, Margaret Wise Brown established herself as a major contributor to children' literature before her untimely death at age 42.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Wieland, or the Transformation (Literary Classics): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Charles Brockden Brown's importance in the field of American literature is indisputably very high; thus, how unfortunate it is that his works are so unknown to us today.
Brown is arguably the father of the American novel, a brave pioneer in the era of the early Republic.
Despite such dramatics on her part, though, Clara is clearly a brave, independent woman (reflecting Brown's strong and admirable commitment to the rights of women).
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 Charles Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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 Selection from _Arthur Mervyn_ by Charles Brockden Brown - _The Last Man_ by Mary Shelley - Electronic Editions, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Charles Brockden Brown, Arthur Mervyn; or Memoirs of the Year 1793
My thoughts were called away from pursuing these inquiries by a rumour, which had gradually swelled to formidable dimensions; and which, at length, reached us in our quiet retreats.
Every new day, however, added to the number of witnesses, and the consistency of the tale, till, at length, it was not possible to withhold my faith.
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 Brown, Charles Brockden - vitalstop.com Product Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Often ranked as "the first significant American novelist"-this is how Norman Grabo characterizes him in the Introduction to this volume-Charles Brockden Brown was an ambitious and inventive teller of tales, although an awkward literary craftsman.
Brown was only in his twenties when he published this...
Brown's writing is remarkable and hints at pensive divinity whose flowers are that of genius.
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 H-Net Review: Christopher D. Felker on The Apparition in the Glass: Charles Brockden Brown's ...
But the crisis, the danger and circulating discourses of Brown's age is mere ornament; a context to be fitted to the author's craft.
If Brown is the supreme diagnostician of the fevers of his time, then Christophersen's attempt to "feed a cold, starve a fever" by offering a reading of Brown as supremely representative of an America that reflects unquestioned truths, ideology and hegemonic realities is nothing less than malpractice.
In retrospect, I deeply lamented Christophersen's desire to read Brown "without preconception or ulterior motive" because, undoubtedly inscribed in those conceits and motives were the riffs and rhythms of a newer and more insightful appreciation of an important writer and his tenuous social circumstances.
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 The Charles Brockden Brown Electronic Archive and Scholarly Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810) has earned a general reputation as the early republic's most ambitious and accomplished literary figure.
Brown is still mostly known for his novels and for Alcuin, his dialogue on women's rights, as these are the only texts currently available in scholarly editions.
To make all Brown's works accessible, our project is preparing a print edition of selected writings (6 volumes) for Kent State University Press, and an electronic edition of his uncollected writings, fully integrated and searchable, with the novels and related works at the Kent State University Institute for Bibliography and Editing.
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 Charles Brockden Brown's Somnambulism: A Fragment - Associated Content
In "Somnambulism: A Fragment" Charles Brockden Brown uses the gothic style to convey an unharnessed terror in a single vision: Young Althorpe, while sleepwalking in a forest, murders the woman he desires.
But the story is more than a ludicrous curiosity, to read it thus would miss its elegantly stated manifesto against the dangers of Benjamin Franklin's megalomaniacal ideals of industry and pragmatism.
Browns' mode of style is strategic, subversive, infiltrating the reader and earnest student of the eighteenth century by mixing the ordinary with the grotesque, the intelligent with the very wrong.
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 AllRefer.com - Charles Brockden Brown (American Literature, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Charles Brockden Brown 1771–1810, American novelist and editor, b.
To support himself after 1800 he became a merchant but also edited successively three periodicals, wrote political pamphlets, and projected a compendium on geography.
See B. Rosenthal, ed., Critical Essays on Charles Brockden (1981); A. Axelrod, Charles Brockden Brown: An American Tale (1983).
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 PAL: Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810)
Bennett, Maurice J. Portrait of the Artist in Eighteenth Century America: Charles Brockden Brown's Memoirs of Stephen Calvert." William and Mary Quarterly 39.3 (Jul 1982): 492-507.
"Charles Brockden Brown's Revenge Tragedy: Edgar Huntly and the Uses of Property." Early American Literature 30.1 (1995): 51-70.
Lueck, Beth L. "Charles Brockden Brown's Edgar Huntly: The Picturesque Traveler as Sleepwalker." Studies in American Fiction 15.1 (Sprg 1987): 25-42.
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 Charles Brockden Brown, 1771-1810: Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Charles Brockden Brown was born in Philadelphia into a prosperous family at an important moment in the development of what would become the United States of America.
Brown formed a lasting acquaintance with members of a New York City literary circle made up of Federalists, and he moved to New York City for a brief time in order to nurture his writing career.
Brown turned, just before the turn into the nineteenth century, to journalism.
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 Charles Brockden Brown Bibliography
Charles Brockden Brown was the first American novelist.
The earliest citizen of the young nation to support himself by "the profession of literature," Brown used the American scene as background for his fiction.
Charles Brockden Brown: Pioneer Voice of America (1952) by David L Clark
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 Charles Brockden Brown papers
Also included in this series is a copy of "Rasselas" by Samuel Johnson with a poem by Charles B. Brown inscribed on the endpapers.
Many of the letters originally listed in the Bennett Census as correspondence between "Petrarch" [Charles B. Brown] and Debby Ferris have since been reclassified as correspondence between "Petrarch" [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.] and Debby Ferris.
Some letters originally included in the Bennett Census as correspondence between "Petrarch" [Charles B. Brown] and Debby Ferris have since been reclassified as correspondence between "Petrarch" [Joseph Bringhurst, Jr.] and Debby Ferris.
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 The Literary Gothic | Charles Brockden Brown page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Generally regarded as the first American novelist, Brown is a key figure in the tradition of Gothic fiction, for some of his novels--Edgar Huntly, Wieland, Arthur Mervyn--are responsible for "Americanizing" the Gothic, which in its European incarnation featured imagery (ruined castles, etc) that was simply non-existent, and hence symbolically inert, in America.
Brown shifted the settings of his works to American locales--forests, towns, caves, outlying estates -- and relocated the sources of terror, yet retained a Gothic mood of emotional and psychological extremity.
Brown's "Big Three" Gothic tales are available in one handy edition (alas, currently only in hardback):
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 Amazon.com: Charles Brockden Brown's Revolution and the Birth of American Gothic: Books: Peter Kafer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Revising Charles Brockden Brown: Culture, Politics, and Sexuality in the Early Republic by Philip Barnard
In Brown family lore, their founding Quaker was "a seeking, religious man whose mind was drawn into a careful endeavours after the Purity of Life." Read the first page
Charles Brown, Brockden Brown, Elijah Brown, Elihu Smith, William Penn, Friendly Club, Joseph Bringhurst, Arthur Mervyn, John Churchman, Philadelphia Quaker, William Brown, New Jersey, Edgar Huntly, Philadelphia Meeting, Alexander Hamilton, William Godwin, Elihu Hubbard Smith, William Dunlap, Henrietta Letters, Richard Browne of Northamptonshire, French Revolution, Timothy Dwight, Caleb Williams, George Fox, Israel Pemberton
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 Amazon.com: Ormond: Or, the Secret Witness (Broadview Literary Texts Series): Books: Charles Brockden Brown,Mary Chapman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Brown is often called the first American novelist.
Brown has taken the Gothic genre and manipulated it's stock images and characters to create unqiue worlds.
Brown's four Gothic novels should be read together, to get a complete sense of his concerns for the nation, but the Library of America thoughtlessly left this novel out with their printing of Brown's works.
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