BROWN, Charles Brokden (Brown Charles Brockden)( first major American novelist.)
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Biography BROWN, Charles Brokden (Brown Charles Brockden)
Born January 17, 1771 in Philadelphia (pc. Pennsylvania). Mastered the liberal views of the English writer-reformer William Godwin, Brown chose the legal profession literary work. In his first book, Alcuin (Alcuin, 1798), Brown examines the various aspects of women's equality.
Brown's first novel, Wieland, or the Transfiguration (Wieland or the Transformation, 1798), the earliest example of an American fable Romance - this is a report on how to Theodore and Clara Wieland experienced the death of his father from galloping consumption. Faith in God's intervention in everyday life encourages them to take the cries ventriloquist for guidance over. In the novel, Ormond (Ormond, 1799) poor, virtuous girl baffles treacherous villain. Effect of Arthur Merwin (Arthur Mervyn, 1799-1800) unfolds against the backdrop of a yellow fever epidemic that struck Philadelphia in 1793, the hero of the novel - a young man who kept the honor and nobility in the sales world. In the novel, Edgar Huntly (Edgar Huntly, 1800), a young man struggling with a lunatic obsession, while the number of brutality Indians. Favors proves Clara Howard (Clara Howard, 1800), correct to rely on the power of love, not money. In the novel, Jane Talbot (Jane Talbot, 1801) couple, which fortunately prevented gossip, marries only after the truth came out
. The proceeds of the novels did not have enough money, . and earnings Brown edited and published magazines, . composing political pamphlets, . and from 1806 to 1809 prepared yearbook 'American roster', . publish information in historical, . political and scientific nature,
. Brown died in Philadelphia on Feb. 22, 1810, leaving unfinished the monumental work on geography.