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The Romance of Real Life: Charles Brockden Brown and the Origins of American Culture

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This study aims to reconstruct historically the life and writings of Charles Brockden Brown in terms of their cultural connection. Watts examines in detail Brown's early and later writings. By looking at these often-neglected works more closely, he offers a new perspective on the well-known novels from the late 1790s. Watts's synthetic look at genre as well as chronology reveals broader connections between Brown's literature and American society and culture in the decades of the early republic. Furthermore, Watts situates ...

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The Romance of Real Life: Charles Brockden Brown and the Origins of American Culture
2019, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9781421436029

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The Romance of Real Life: Charles Brockden Brown and the Origins of American Culture
1994, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801846861

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