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Free eBook Wieland; or, the Transformation. An American Tale by Charles Brockden Brown, Fiction, Horror download ISBN: 1598186213
Author: Charles Brockden Brown
Publisher: Aegypan (December 1, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 204
Category: Imaginative Literature
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by Charles Brockden Brown. From Virtue's blissful paths away The double-tongued are sure to stray; Good is a forth-right journey still, And mazy paths but lead to ill. Advertisement. The North-American Indians naturally presented themselves as the firstobjects for this species of benevolence. As soon as his servitudeexpired, he converted his little fortune into money, and embarked forPhiladelphia. Here his fears were revived, and a nearer survey of savagemanners once more shook his resolution.

He is generally regarded by scholars as the most important American novelist before James Fenimore Cooper

He is generally regarded by scholars as the most important American novelist before James Fenimore Cooper. He is the most frequently studied and republished practitioner of the "early American novel," or the . novel between 1789 and roughly 1820

Wieland, or, The Transformation, An American Tale is a remarkable book for a number of reasons. American literature scarcely existed in the late 18th century when Charles Brockden Brown made the bold decision to pursue a literary career.

Wieland, or, The Transformation, An American Tale is a remarkable book for a number of reasons. Wieland, published in 1798, is a gothic novel, but it’s more than that. It’s a complete re-invention of the gothic novel, with the accepted trappings of mouldering castles and doomed aristocratic heroes being discarded entirely. It’s the beginning of American Wieland, or, The Transformation, An American Tale is a remarkable book for a number of reasons.

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Written in 1798, Wieland; or, The Transformation would be Brown's first published work, a Gothic thriller inspired by. .Crucially, they come to fog the brain of Wieland himself, an American Abraham awaiting word from on high

Written in 1798, Wieland; or, The Transformation would be Brown's first published work, a Gothic thriller inspired by the Yates case which fed back to the Old World, where it served as a direct influence on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Now, after decades of semi-obscurity, Wieland is back in a 21st-century reprint, complete with blood-spattered cover and a strapline that trumpets it as "the first novel written by an American-born writer". Crucially, they come to fog the brain of Wieland himself, an American Abraham awaiting word from on high. In proof of thy faith," a voice instructs him, "render me thy wife.

Charles Brockden Brown is no longer as well known as some of his American contemporaries, but in his day he was widely lauded and regarded as the most important American novelist before James Fenimore Cooper. Brown's specialty was Gothic horror novels.

Charles Brockden Brown. Memoirs of Carwin, the Biloquist. Charles Brockden Brown. Ormond, Volume III (of 3), or, The Secret Witness. He is the most frequently studied and republished practitioner of the "early American novel," or the US novel between 1789 and roughly 1820.

Although not the very first, Charles Brockden Brown is likely the most cherished and highly regarded penman of.

Although not the very first, Charles Brockden Brown is likely the most cherished and highly regarded penman of the first generation of Early American writers. Born in Philadelphia in 1771, four years before the Battles of Lexington and Concord, and in the midst of the events that led to the outbreak of the American Revolution, Brown's politics and worldview directly stemmed from the tumultuous times. Brown is widely regarded as the father of American Gothic fiction, a form that emerged in Europe during the latter half of the 1700s as a dark, generally melodramatic development of late medieval Romance literature.

"A light proceeding from the edifice made every part of the scene visible. A gleam diffused itself over the intermediate space, and instantly a loud report, like the explosion of a mine, followed. She uttered an involuntary shriek, but the new sounds that greeted her ear, quickly conquered her surprise. They were piercing shrieks, and uttered without intermission. The gleams which had diffused themselves far and wide were in a moment withdrawn, but the interior of the edifice was filled with rays." -- From Weiland, by Charles Brockden Brown

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Kirinaya
I purchased this book for my American Gothic class and it was interesting with many helpful articles at the end of the book.
Acrobat
Not my cup of tea, but other people in my lit class enjoyed it. It is dry, and not a lot happens.
Xtintisha
This book, the first American novel and also the first "gothic" novel is interesting and informative.
Leyl
Note: This book was purchased with the intention of analysis and critique for an undergraduate level American Literature course.
The story is intriguing and well-suited to my purposes of analyzing character motivations and potential author commentary in relation to early 19th Century social and political movements. On a personal note, the tale is a good example of Gothic literature with a moderately predictable surprise ending. The characters are not consistently developed throughout the story, but the overall premise makes for a good read.
Vishura
Had to read for a college class. Was boring at times, but comparing it to some other university required texts it wasn't too bad.
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SO boring, I had to have it for a class but it was so hard to read. In the end we didnt really even need it so I felt like it was a waste
Charles Brockden Brown's first novel, 1798's "Wieland," is an outstanding, riveting work fraught with anxieties over the new American nation and its enlightened foundations. Set sometime between 1763 and 1775, "Wieland" is narrated by Clara Wieland, and concerns the fate of her family and friends - her brother Theodore, and their friends Pleyel and Catharine. Clara is a woman born and raised into a secure world of enlightenment rationality. She is a model of Wollstonecraftian feminism - educated, astute, and benevolent.
Clara's narrative begins with a recitation of her family history - her Anglo-German roots and an account of the family's migration to the American colonies, to wit, Pennsylvania. Following an account of her father's religious enthusiasm and apparent spontaneous combustion, Clara shows herself and her brother, who equally partition the family estate, living in perfectly rational harmony. The estate of Mettingen is an enlightened utopia, where the Wielands and the Pleyels discuss literature and virtue, completely oblivious to the outside world. Though Philadelphia is not far away, the concerns of the city, of commerce, and of politics are not theirs.
Their ordered world is soon upset by the manifestation of mysterious disembodied voices around the estate. Shortly thereafter, Carwin, a rustic stranger with remarkable intelligence and a shrouded past, enters their isolated society.
In "Wieland," Brown calls into question the enlightened basis of the still new American government. With fresh knowledge of the failure of the French Revolution, subsequent uprisings in Ireland, and an intense fascination with the radical political philosophies of William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, "Wieland" powerfully engages and synthesizes the currents of its time. With all the trappings of psychological gothic trauma, Brown, a resident of a nation conceived in liberty, asks whether the ideological break between a rational new world and a traditional, superstitious old world actually changes anything in human nature.