Wieland (unabridged)

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Charles Brockden Brown


Read by Laurel Lefkow


Wieland (1798) is an early American novel set in 1760s Pennsylvania. Based on a real case of a New York farmer who murdered his family, the story is imbued with suspense and intrigue, adopting Gothic devices such as ventriloquism and spontaneous combustion. The satanic interloper Carwin exercises his power over the narrator, Clara Wieland, wreaking havoc over the Wieland family with disastrous consequences. A central theme in the novel is the issue of the values that formed the basis of a new democratic and republican America.

  • Running Time: 10 h 18 m

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    Digital ISBN:978-1-78198-424-6
    Cat. no.:NA0560
    Produced by:Neil Rosser
    Edited by:Thomas Goose
    Released:November 22
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