THE COLLECTED WORKS OF CHARLES BROCKDEN BROWN includes six novels and stories by noted early American novelist Charles Brockden Brown. Brown (1771-1810) was a leading American writer, editor, and historian; he is usually regarded as the most accomplished American novelist prior to James Fenimore Cooper. Born into a Philadelphia Quaker family just prior to the Revolution, Brown became a prolific writer in a number of genres, including novels, short stories, historiography, and periodicals. He died of tuberculosis at the age of 39 in 1810, leaving behind a number of unfinished works.
• Wieland, or, the Transformation
• Ormond, or, the Secret Witness
• Arthur Mervyn
• Edgar Huntly, or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker
• Jane Talbot
• Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist