Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Boston murder; the pioneering Gothic career of Charles Brockden Brown.

Charles Brockden Brown.
NEH's Humanities Magazine discusses an 1849 murder of a Harvard-educated doctor in Boston and Gothic novelist Charles Brockden Brown (1771–1810), who may be the first professional writer in the United States. (You can also check out Brown's works in the Library Company of Philadelphia's online exhibition "Philadelphia Gothic").

(Hat tip to the AHA blog)

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