Wieland: Or, The Transformation, an American Tale ; Memoirs of Carwin, the Biloquist

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Kent State University Press, 1978 - Biography & Autobiography - 310 pages
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Review: Wieland; Or the Transformation and Memoirs of Carwin, the Biloquist

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

One of the earliest American novels, Wieland is written in a old style that can be difficult to get through. After an interesting start, this novel moves exceedingly slowly, and I gave up on it after 100 pages. I can't recommend this unless you want to punish yourself. Read full review

Review: Wieland; or The Transformation, and Memoirs of Carwin, The Biloquist

User Review  - Mariel - Goodreads

EXTREMELY slow start, but it picks up after 100 pages or so. I can see how bored people might have really liked it back in the day. Read full review

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About the author (1978)

Charles Brockden Brown was born on January 17, 1771 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After he completed his schooling in 1787, he began apprenticing at the law offices of Alexander Wilcocks and pursued literary interests. When he was 18, he published his first literary works: the Rhapsodist sketches, which appeared anonymously in the Columbian Magazine, and a poem entitled An Inscription for General Washington's Tomb Stone, which appeared in the State Gazette of North Carolina. In 1793, he abandoned the law to attempt a life of letters. Within four years, between 1789 and 1801, he published six novels: Wieland, Ormand, Arthur Mervyn, Edgar Huntly, Clara Howard and Jane Talbot. He died of tuberculosis on February 22, 1810.

Krause is professor emeritus of English at Kent State Univ and general editor of the Kent State UnivPress Bicentennial Edition

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