Wieland: or, The Transformation: An American Tale and Other Stories

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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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Contents

INTRODUCTIONCaleb Crain
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AN AMERICAN TALE
CHAPTER I
CHAPTER II
CHAPTER III
CHAPTER IV
CHAPTER V
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
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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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