Wieland: or, The Transformation: An American Tale and Other Stories
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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How come I never heard of Brown in my American Lit. classes? This guy is a genius. Wieland is a compulsive page-turner with Clara Wieland developed into one of the most memorable female characters I ... Read full review
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
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