Charles Brockden Brown
Birth date: January 17, 1771
Died: February 22, 1810
Charles Brockden Brown's Books
Recently added on shelves
Charles Brockden Brown's readers
Share this Author
I finished Wieland, a novel so bizarre it is difficult to believe it was written in the 1790's. There is madness, mass murder, mayhem, gore, ghostly voices and apparitions, and a strong female protagonist (Brown was a rare, for his time, male advocate for women's rights). It has one of the strange...
Brown's American gothic novels should be so much better known than they are and he could easily lay claim to being the US's first novelist of distinction. Wieland is possibly his strongest novel though the excellent Arthur Mervyn was my introduction to him.The book poses the question of how far rati...
I really didn't like this book. At first, I thought it was because of the style of writing. This book was written in 1798, and it is a little difficult to get used to some of the conventions of that time period. But that wasn't it. Even excusing the writing style, I didn't like this book. I didn't ...