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Somnambulism And Other Stories

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Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810) is well known as the first American novelist of significance, the predecessor of Poe and Hawthorne, and the first professional American man of letters. Largely unknown are the short stories he wrote. They have been identified, over a long period of time, by a number of leading American Brown scholars and the editor of this volume. "Somnam ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published November 1st 1987 by Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften (first published 1987)
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From American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps.

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The following fragment will require no other preface or com- mentary than an extract from the Vienna Gazette of June 14, 1784. “At Great Glogau, in Silesia, the attention of physicians, and of the people, has been excited by the case of a young man, whose behaviour indicates perfect health in all respects but one.
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Signs of early psychological questioning 1 1 Nov 04, 2016 02:53PM  
Charles Brockden Brown (January 17, 1771 – February 22, 1810), an American novelist, historian, and editor of the Early National period, is generally regarded by scholars as the most ambitious and accomplished US novelist before James Fenimore Cooper. He is the most frequently studied and republished practitioner of the "early American novel," or the US novel between 1789 and roughly 1820. Althoug ...more
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“All men are, at times, influenced by inexplicable sentiments. Ideas haunt them in spite of all their efforts to discard them. Prepossessions are entertained, for which their reason is unable to discover any adequate cause. The strength of a belief, when it is destitute of any rational foundation, seems, of itself, to furnish a new ground for credulity. We first admit a powerful persuasion, and then, from reflecting on the insufficiency of the ground on which it is built, instead of being prompted to dismiss it, we become more forcibly attached to it.” 9 likes
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