Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker
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Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker by Charles Brockden Brown
Book DescriptionIn 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780872208537
(228mm x 6mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Charles Brockden Brown
Wieland and Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist, Paperback (March 2011)
The first gothic novel in America, Wieland (1798) is now available in a Norton Critical Edition.
Charles Brockden Brown's Wieland, Ormond, Arthur Mervyn, and Edgar Huntly, Paperback (September 2009)
A four-volume set that features a copy of "Arthur Mervyn: Or, Memories of the Year 1793", "Edgar Huntly: Or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker", "Wieland: Or the Transformation", and "Ormond: Or the Secret Witness".
Ormond or the Secret Witness, Paperback (September 2009)
Develops a sustained meditation on late-Enlightenment debates concerning political liberty, women's rights, conventions of sex-gender, and their relation to the reshaping of an Atlantic world in the throes of transformation. This edition includes "Alcuin (1798)", a dialogue on women's rights and marriage.
Wieland or the Transformation, Paperback (March 2009)» View all books by Charles Brockden Brown
A tale that leads from ventriloquism and mania to a family murder and emotional breakdown. It ties revolutionary-era Gothic themes to struggles over the politics of Enlightenment on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Author Biography - Charles Brockden Brown
Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810) is an important figure in Gothic literature, credited with writing one of the first American Gothic novels. He was born in Pennsylvania to a Quaker family and originally trained to become a lawyer. Unable to apply the Gothic European settings of crumbling castles to America, he relocated his tales to rural locales, but maintained the same chilling atmosphere within his stories. 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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