Charles Brockden Brown: An American Tale

Charles Brockden Brown: An American Tale

by Alan Axelrod


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Charles Brockden Brown: An American Tale is the first comprehensive literary, biographical, and cultural study of the novelist whom critic Leslie Fiedler has dubbed "the inventor of the American writer."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292729544
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • A Note on Texts and References
  • Introduction
  • I. Irreconcilable Oppositions
  • II. Metaphysic Wilderness
  • III. New World Genesis, or the Old Transformed
  • IV. Great Plans: A Foreword to Ormond and Arthur Mervyn
  • V. Utopian Romance
  • VI. The Rise of Arthur Mervyn
  • VII. From Oedipus to Faust: An American Tale
  • Notes
  • Index

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