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Description - Edgar Huntly by Charles Brockden Brown

The title of this book is Edgar Huntly and is written by author Charles Brockden Brown. The book Edgar Huntly is published by Penguin Books Ltd. The ISBN of this book is 9780140390629 and the format is Paperback. The publisher has not provided a book description for Edgar Huntly by Charles Brockden Brown.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780140390629
ISBN-10: 0140390626
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Jan-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Charles Brockden Brown

Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810) was born to a merchant Quaker family in Philadelphia, and was educated at Robert Proud's school. In his early twenties he committed himself to literature and avidly read the latest models from England and Europe--especially Rousseau, Bage, Godwin, Southey, and Coleridge. By 1795 Brown was earnestly devoted to fiction; once engaged, he composed at a breakneck pace, publishing between 1797 and 1802 seven romances, a long pro-feminist dialogue, and numerous sketches and tales. Four of those romances earned him the perhaps dubious title of "father of the American novel"--Wieland (1798), Ormond (1799), Arthur Mervyn (Part 1, 1799; Part II, 1800), and between those two parts, Edgar Huntly (1799). All four are remarkably sophisticated moral, psychological, and political allegories that burned into the artistic consciousness of Poe, Hawthorne, Fenimore Cooper, and Melville. By the 1820s, a decade after his death, Brown was ranked with Washington Irving and Fenimore Cooper as the embodiment of American literary genius, the first American writer to successfully bridge the gulf between entertainment and art in fiction. Norman S. Grabo introduced and helped edit the authoritative edition of Arthur Mervyn, and is the author of The Coincidental Art of Charles Brockden Brown and the first book-length study of America's premier colonial poet, Edward Taylor. He writes widely on early American aesthetics, and is at present Chapman Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Tulsa.

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