Edgar Huntly, or, Memoirs of a sleep-walker ; with related texts
Hackett Pub. Co., Sep 30, 2006 - Fiction - 269 pages
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. Selections from William Godwin's 'Inquiry 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) are included here, as are several of Brown's lesser-known but revealing writings on such subjects as somnambulism and the uses of history in fiction.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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