Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs of the Year 1793: With Related Texts (Paperback)

With Related Texts

By Charles Brockden Brown, Philip Barnard (Editor), Stephen Shapiro (Editor)

Hackett Publishing Company, 9780872209213, 488pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2008



Set during the epic Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic of 1793, Charles Brockden Brown's classic gothic novel Arthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the Year 1793 connects the outbreak with the upheavals of the revolutionary era and the murderous financial networks of Atlantic slavery.

This edition of Arthur Mervyn offers selections from key contemporary texts as well as excerpts from Brown's own writings on slavery, race, and the uses of history in fiction.

About the Author

Philip Barnard is Professor in the Department of English at the University of Kansas.Stephen Shapiro is Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick.