Wieland; or The Transformation, An American Tale

Wieland; or The Transformation, An American Tale

by Charles Brockden Brown, James P. Lynch
     
 

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"My wife!" I exclaimed: "O God! Make me not the butcher of my wife!"

A shadow falls over the Enlightenment when a stranger pays a visit in this tale of one family's slide down the slippery slope of reality. Featuring spontaneous combustion, demonic ventriloquism, murder and madness, Wieland offers a wealth of high weirdness for fans of the paranormal. The

Overview

"My wife!" I exclaimed: "O God! Make me not the butcher of my wife!"

A shadow falls over the Enlightenment when a stranger pays a visit in this tale of one family's slide down the slippery slope of reality. Featuring spontaneous combustion, demonic ventriloquism, murder and madness, Wieland offers a wealth of high weirdness for fans of the paranormal. The Invisible College Press is pleased to resurrect this forgotten classic of dark literature.

This edition includes a comprehensive biography of Charles Brockden Brown from the 1856 edition of the Cyclopaedia of American Literature, and an introduction from noted scholar James P. Lynch.

Editorial Reviews

Nicole Perrin
[Wieland] is not just an enjoyable and unusual execution of the gothic novel, but simply a good read, and a fascinating precursor to other American writers like Edgar Allen Poe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014370554
Publisher:
The Invisible College Press, LLC
Publication date:
05/05/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
File size:
884 KB

Meet the Author

Philadelphia native Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810) was the first professional author in America, and the first American author to go broke trying to make a profession of it. Originally published in 1798, Wieland, or The Transformation is his best and best-known work.

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