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Charles Brockden Brown

Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Distributed for University of Wales Press

206 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2011
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9780708324202 Published October 2011 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780708324196 Published November 2011 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

The American author Charles Brockden Brown (1771–1810) is a controversial figure within the field of Gothic studies. He was admired by nineteenth-century literary figures such as Poe, Hawthorne, George Lippard (who dedicated his gothic novel Quaker City to him), and John Greenleaf Whittier; identified as an important figure in the development of the American literary tradition by critical heavyweights including R. W. B. Lewis, Richard Chase, Harry Levin, and Leslie Fiedler; and clearly influential to the entire American Gothic tradition. However, it remains true that Brown is seldom read outside of courses on American Romanticism and is more often celebrated for what he initiated than for what he achieved. Here, Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock fills this void in the academic and cultural record with an introduction to Brown and his writing that makes the case for Brown as a major author in his own right.   

A. T. Hale, University of Puget Sound | Choice
“Weinstock’s study offers a quick, readable introduction to Brown’s major novels, his intellectual biography, and his influences, situated in reference to the most critically significant studies of Brown’s work, past and present. . . . Recommended.”
Contents
Acknowledgements

A Polemical Introduction
1. Charles Brockden Brown and the Frontier Gothic
2. Charles Brockden Brown and the Urban Gothic
3. Charles Brockden Brown and the Psychological Gothic
4. Charles Brockden Brown and the Female Gothic
Conclusion: The Legacy of Charles Brockden Brown’s Four Gothics

Notes
Bibliography
Index
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