Wieland; or The Transformation and Memoirs of Carwin, The Biloquist (Oxford World's Classics)

By: Brown, Charles Brockden; Elliott, Emory (Editor)

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4th printing. Minimal ink marks on only a few pages, sticker on back cover. 1998 Trade Paperback. xxxv, 294 pp. One of the earliest major American novels, Wieland (1798) is a thrilling tale of suspense and intrigue set in rural Pennsylvania in the 1760s. Based on an actual case of a New York farmer who murdered his family, the novel employs Gothic devices and sensational elements such as spontaneous combustion, ventriloquism, and religious fanaticism. Also included is Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist, the unfinished sequel to Wieland, in which Brown considers power and manipulation while tracing Carwin's career as a disciple of the utopist Ludloe.

Title: Wieland; or The Transformation and Memoirs of Carwin, The Biloquist (Oxford World's Classics)

Author: Brown, Charles Brockden; Elliott, Emory (Editor)

Categories: American, Literature,

Edition: 4th Printing

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1998

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 1501248

Keywords: CLASSICS WORLD LITERATURE FICTION LITERARY HISTORICAL,