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3. Gothic Undercurrents

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Charles Brockden Brown - Selected Archive Items

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[7053] A. J. Dewey, There's a Charm about the Old Love Still (1901),
courtesy of Duke University and the Library of Congress.
Sheet-music illustration of a man and woman using a Ouija board. The nineteenth century witnessed a growing interest in spiritualism and the occult.

[7265] Anonymous, Charles Brockden Brown (1900-1950),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USZ62-124378].
Portrait of Brown, whose novel Wieland is a precursor to the psychological novels of the Victorian era.

[8645] Emory Elliott, Interview: "The Gothic in Literature" (2001),
courtesy of Annenberg Media.
Emory Elliott, professor of English at University of California, Riverside, discusses the gothic in nineteenth-century American literature.

[9007] Charles Brockden Brown, Wieland; or, The Transformation, an American Tale (1799),
courtesy of Project Gutenberg.
Wieland, along with Brown's other novels Edgar Huntly and Arthur Mervyn, helped bring the gothic style to American literature.




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