Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brown: Letters and by Philip Barnard,Elizabeth Hewitt,Mark L. Kamrath

By Philip Barnard,Elizabeth Hewitt,Mark L. Kamrath

Charles Brockden Brown (1771–1810) is a key author of the progressive period and U.S. early republic, recognized for his landmark novels and different writings in a number of genres. The Collected Writings ofCharles Brockden Brown provides all of Brown’s non-novelistic writings—letters, political pamphlets, fiction, periodical writings, ancient writings, and poetry—in a seven-volume scholarly edition.

Letters and Early Epistolary Writings, quantity 1 of the sequence, provides, for the 1st time, Brown’s entire extant correspondence besides 3 early epistolary fiction fragments. Brown’s 179 extant letters supply crucial context for examining his different works, and a wealth of knowledge approximately his lifestyles, relatives, affiliates, and the broader cultural lifetime of the progressive interval and Early Republic. The letters rfile the interactions of Brown’s highbrow and literary circles in Philadelphia and through his ny years, whilst his publishing profession all started in earnest. The correspondence also contains exchanges with notables together with Thomas Jefferson and Albert Gallatin. The volume's 3 epistolary fragments are the earliest examples of Brown’s fiction and are transcribed the following for the 1st time in whole and definitive texts.

The volume’s historic texts are totally annotated and observed by means of historic and Textual Essays, in addition to different appended fabrics, together with the main whole and actual info to be had bearing on Brown’s correspondents and relatives historical past. The scholarly paintings informing this quantity establishes major new findings relating Brown, his friends and family, and the conditions of his improvement as a big literary determine of the progressive Atlantic international.

This edition's volumes are edited to the top scholarly criteria and undergo the seal of the trendy Language Association's Committee on Scholarly variations (MLA-CSE).

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