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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Charles Brockden Brown (1771–1810)

Brown, Charles Brockden. An American novelist; born in Philadelphia, Jan. 17, 1771; died on Feb. 22, 1810. His most famous novels are: ‘Wieland, or the Transformation,’ a tale of ventriloquism (1798); ‘Ormund, or the Secret Witness’ (1799); ‘Arthur Mervyn,’ containing a description of the yellow-fever plague of 1793 in Philadelphia (1799–80); ‘Jane Talbot’ (1801); ‘Edgar Huntly, or the Sleep-Walker’ (1801); and ‘Clara Howard,’ reprinted as ‘Philip Stanley’ (1806). His novels have attained a considerable vogue in foreign countries, translations of them into French and German proving popular. They also sold largely at one time in England. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).