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Arthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the Year 1793: With Related by Charles Brockden Brown,Philip Barnard,Stephen Shapiro

By Charles Brockden Brown,Philip Barnard,Stephen Shapiro

Set through the epic Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic of 1793, Charles Brockden Brown's vintage gothic novel Arthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the yr 1793 connects the outbreak with the upheavals of the progressive period and the murderous monetary networks of Atlantic slavery.

This variation of Arthur Mervyn bargains decisions from key modern texts in addition to excerpts from Brown's personal writings on slavery, race, and the makes use of of background in fiction.

"This new version of Arthur Mervyn a ways exceeds any prior model of this striking American novel. via exhaustive archival study, the editors have produced a competent textual content developed in the highbrow, cultural, political, and non secular contexts of a society informing Brown's efforts to trap and look after the formation of the early republic for generations of readers and cultural historians. This important textual content is key studying for someone drawn to the origins of the United States."
—Emory Elliott, collage Professor, University of California-Riverside

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