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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 6: fiction I — Brown, Cooper. (search)
uthorship his sole career had already decided for fiction. Charles Brockden Brown came of good Quaker stock long settled in Pennsylvania, where, at Philadelphia, he was born 17 January, 1771. He was a frail, studious child, reputed a prodigy, and encouraged by his parents in that frantic feeding upon books which was expected, in those days, of every American boy of parts. By the time he was sixteen he had made himself a tolerable classical scholar, contemplated three epics — on Columbus, Pizarro, and Cortez-and hurt his health by over-work. As he grew older he read with a hectic, desultory sweep in every direction open to him. With his temper and education, he developed into a hot young philosopher in those days of revolution. He brooded over the maps of remote regions, glowed with eager schemes for perfecting mankind, and dabbled in subterranean lore as an escape from humane Philadelphia. He kept a journal and wrote letters heavy with self-consciousness. Put into a law office
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index. (search)
hiensis, 175 Philenia, 178 Philosophic solitude, or the choice of a rural life, 162 Philothea, 320 Physiocrats, 107 Piazza tales, the, 323 Picture of New York, 237 Pictures of Columbus, 181 Pierre, 323 Pierrepont, Sarah, 58 Pietas et Gratulatio, etc., 168 Pike, Albert, 319 Pilot, the, 297, 300 Pinkerton, John, 205 Pioneer, consisting of essays, literary, moral and theological, the, 234 n. Pioneers, the, 208, 293, 296, 297, 298, 299 Pirate, the, 297 Pizarro, 287 Placide, Henry, 221, 227 Plain man's Path-way to Heaven, The, 116 Plan of a proposed union between great Britain and the colonies, 138 Planting of the Apple Tree, the, 271 Plato, 193, 352, 360 Players of a century, 231 n. Pleasures of the imagination, 165 Plotinus, 266, 360 Plutarch, 93 Pocahontas, 17 Pocahontas, 225 Pocahontas or the settlers of Virginia, 221, 225 Poe, Edgar Allan, 181, 261, 266, 273, 275, 280, 313, 324 Poems (Bryant), 260 n.