Wieland: or, The Transformation: An American Tale and Other Stories (Modern Library Classics)

Wieland: or, The Transformation: An American Tale and Other Stories (Modern Library Classics)

Charles Brockden Brown

Language: English

Pages: 412

ISBN: 0375759034

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Called a “remarkable story” by John Greenleaf Whittier and described by John Keats as “very powerful,” Wieland, Charles Brockden Brown’s disturbing 1798 tale of terror, is a masterpiece involving spontaneous combustion, disembodied voices, religious mania, and a gruesome murder based on a real-life incident.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic includes Wieland’s fragmentary sequel, Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist, as well as several other important but hard-to-find Brockden Brown short stories, including “Thessalonica,” “Walstein’s School of History,” and “Death of Cicero.” This collection also reproduces the newspaper account of the murder that inspired Wieland.

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