Edgar Huntly: Memoirs of a Sleepwalker

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, Jan 1, 2006 - Fiction
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Brown has combined historical facts with fictional aspects to lend a unique touch to this work. The resultant action-thriller with intense drama is a page-turner that monopolizes the reader's attention. Exhilarating!

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User Review  - markbstephenson - LibraryThing

This features some riveting action scenes and some ingenious plot surprises. The Irishman Clithero is a memorable but exceedingly problematical character. I got the impression that Brown brought this to an end in a semi-complete form, perhaps having tired of it. Read full review

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User Review  - aethercowboy - LibraryThing

I found this book to be particularly dry. While normally an astute reader whose triumphs include Finnegans Wake, Gravity's Rainbow, and Atlas Shrugged, I found it difficult to follow the narrative ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

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.

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