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Charles Brockden Brown is widely considered one of early America's foremost writers, despite dying before the age of 40. His works were hailed as the predecessor of works such as James Fenimore Cooper's. Here's an excerpt from the beginning: "The following Work is delivered to the world as the first of a series of performances, which the favorable reception of this will induce the Writer to publish. His purpose is neither selfish nor temporary, but aims at the illustration of some important branches of the moral constitution of man. Whether this tale will be classed with the ordinary or frivolous sources of amusement, or be ranked with the few productions whose usefulness secures to them a lasting reputation, the reader must be permitted to decide. The incidents related are extraordinary and rare. Some of them, perhaps, approach as nearly to the nature of miracles as can be done by that which is not truly miraculous. It is hoped that intelligent readers will not disapprove of the manner in which appearances are solved, but that the solution will be found to correspond with the known principles of human nature. The power which the principal person is said to possess can scarcely be denied to be real. It must be acknowledged to be extremely rare; but no fact, equally uncommon, is supported by the same strength of historical evidence. Some readers may think the conduct of the younger Wieland impossible. In support of its possibility the Writer must appeal to Physicians and to men conversant with the latent springs and occasional perversions of the human mind. It will not be objected that the instances of similar delusion are rare, because it is the business of moral painters to exhibit their subject in its most instructive and memorable forms. If history furnishes one parallel fact, it is a sufficient vindication of the Writer; but most readers will probably recollect an authentic case, remarkably similar to that of Wieland. It will be necessary to add, that this narrative is addressed, in an epistolary form, by the Lady whose story it contains, to a small number of friends, whose curiosity, with regard to it, had been greatly awakened. It may likewise be mentioned, that these events took place between the conclusion of the French and the beginning of the revolutionary war. The memoirs of Carwin, alluded to at the conclusion of the work, will be published or suppressed according to the reception which is given to the present attempt."

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9780781220668, titled "Wieland: Or the Transformation" | Reprint edition (Reprint Services Corp, November 1, 1989), cover price $79.00

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9781514322154, titled "Wieland: Or, the Transformation" | Createspace Independent Pub, July 11, 2015, cover price $14.50
9781508766636, titled "Wieland: Or the Transformation" | Createspace Independent Pub, March 8, 2015, cover price $5.99 | About this edition: Charles Brockden Brown is widely considered one of early America's foremost writers, despite dying before the age of 40.
9781406520842, titled "Wieland; Or, the Transformation" | Dodo Pr, September 30, 2007, cover price $18.99
9781419194047 | Kessinger Pub Co, June 30, 2004, cover price $22.95
9781573921756, titled "Wieland, or the Transformation" | Prometheus Books, November 1, 1997, cover price $15.99
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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 sequal to Wieland, in which Brown considers power and manipulation while tracing Carwin's career as a disciple of the utopist Ludloe.

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9781628737196 | Reprint edition (Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, July 1, 2014), cover price $12.95
9780192828767, titled "Wieland; Or the Transformation and Memoirs of Carwin, the Biloquist" | Oxford Univ Pr, June 1, 1994, cover price $8.95 | also contains Wieland; Or the Transformation and Memoirs of Carwin, the Biloquist | About this edition: One of the earliest major American novels, Wieland (1798) is a thrilling tale of suspense and intrigue set in rural Pennsylvania in the 1760s.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9780199538775 | Reissue edition (Oxford Univ Pr, April 15, 2009), cover price $11.95 | About this edition: One of the earliest major American novels, Wieland (1798) is a thrilling tale of suspense and intrigue set in rural Pennsylvania in the 1760s.

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Product Description: From 1803 to 1807, Charles Brockden Brown served as editor and chief contributor to the Literary Magazine, and American Register, a popular Philadelphia miscellany. His position allowed him to observe and comment upon life in the United States and transatlantic world during the nineteenth century's first decade...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780786417841 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, April 1, 2004, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: From 1803 to 1807, Charles Brockden Brown served as editor and chief contributor to the Literary Magazine, and American Register, a popular Philadelphia miscellany.

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The Gothic novel of the demonic possession of a farm boy is accompanied by a six other tales.
By Charles Brockden Brown and Caleb Crain (introduced by)

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9780375759031 | Modern Library, June 11, 2002, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: The Gothic novel of the demonic possession of a farm boy is accompanied by a six other tales.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9780192836809 | Oxford Univ Pr, February 4, 1999, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: One of the earliest major American novels, Wieland (1798) is a thrilling tale of suspense and intrigue set in rural Pennsylvania in the 1760s.
9780192828767 | Oxford Univ Pr, June 1, 1994, cover price $8.95 | also contains Scottish Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Scotland the Brave | About this edition: One of the earliest major American novels, Wieland (1798) is a thrilling tale of suspense and intrigue set in rural Pennsylvania in the 1760s.

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Three dark novels--Wieland, Arthur Mervyn, and Edgar Huntly--from 1798 and 1799 by America's first professional novelist demonstrate his influence on the development of the Gothic school of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe. (view table of contents)

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9781883011574 | Library of America, October 1, 1998, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Three dark novels--Wieland, Arthur Mervyn, and Edgar Huntly--from 1798 and 1799 by America's first professional novelist demonstrate his influence on the development of the Gothic school of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe.

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Product Description: This book describes Charles Brockden Brown's novels in their Federalist-era context, exploring the dual roles of economics and gender that were changing in the 1790s alongside the growing U.S. market-capitalist economy. Hinds argues that Brown's works both recorded and contributed to this shifting ideology...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780874136036 | Univ of Delaware Pr, January 1, 1997, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: This book describes Charles Brockden Brown's novels in their Federalist-era context, exploring the dual roles of economics and gender that were changing in the 1790s alongside the growing U.

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