Wieland; Or, The Transformation, by Charles Brockden Brown (1798)

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In none of the author’s romances is the ruling spirit of his mind shown out with so great distinctness as in his first, “Wieland, or the Transformation…”

—Martin S. Vilas, 1904


Published in 1798 by America’s first professional novelist, Charles Brockden Brown, Wieland (or, The Transformation) is The Republic’s inaugural gothic novel.

Provided below is a link to the novel (in several formats) in its entirety.


Wieland (1798) [pdf and multiple other formats]


Other novels by Charles B. Brown:

  • Sky-Walk (1798 never published)
  • Ormond (1799)
  • Arthur Mervyn (1799)
  • Edgar Huntly (1799)
  • Memoirs of Stephen Calvert (1799-1800)
  • Arthur Mervyn, Part II (1800)
  • Clara Howard (1801)
  • Jane Talbot (1801)

Cover image: portrait of C. B. Brown


 

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