Wieland: or, The Transformation: An American Tale and Other Stories (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Jul 21, 2010 - Fiction - 412 pages
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Called a “remarkable story” by John Greenleaf Whittier and described by John Keats as “very powerful,” Wieland, Charles Brockden Brown’s 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 Wieland’s fragmentary sequel, Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist, as well as several other important but hard-to-find Brockden Brown short stories, including “Thessalonica,” “Walstein’s School of History,” and “Death of Cicero.” This collection also reproduces the newspaper account of the murder that inspired Wieland.
  

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This gets a hearty meh. This is one of the first American novels, and it is an early Gothic novel. Brown suffers from a lot of telling in lieu of showing (many explanations come in the form of long ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER XIX
CHAPTER XX
CHAPTER XXI
CHAPTER XXII
CHAPTER XXIII
CHAPTER XXIV
CHAPTER XXV
CHAPTER XXVI

CHAPTER VI
CHAPTER VII
CHAPTER VIII
CHAPTER IX
CHAPTER X
CHAPTER XI
CHAPTER XII
CHAPTER XIII
CHAPTER XIV
CHAPTER XV
CHAPTER XVI
CHAPTER XVII
CHAPTER XVIII
CHAPTER XXVII
MEMOIRS OF CARWIN THE BILOQUIST
 
A ROMAN STORY
 
WALSTEINS SCHOOL OF HISTORY FROM THE GERMAN OF KRANTS OF GOTHA
 
DEATH OF CICERO A FRAGMENT
TIRO1 TO ATTICUS2
APPENDIX
NOTES
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

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

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