Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker: With Related Texts

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Hackett Publishing, Sep 1, 2006 - Fiction - 320 pages
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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. Related texts include selections from William Godwin's Enquiry Concerning Political Justice (1793), Erasmus Darwin's Zoonomia; or, The Laws of Organic Life (1794), Benjamin Franklin's "A Narrative of the Late Massacres" (1764), and Thomas Barton's "The Conduct of the Paxton-Men" (1764), as well excerpts from Brown's own essays on somnambulism and the uses of history in fiction.

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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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Page xxii - But how came you to take upon you to sell land at all? We conquered you, we made women of you; you know you are women, and can no more sell land than women.

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Philip Barnard is Professor in the Department of English at the University of Kansas. Stephen Shapiro is Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick.

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