Charles Brockden Brown
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(January 17, 1771 – February 22, 1810)
Charles Brockden Brown, an American novelist, is widely regarded by scholars as the most important U.S. writer before James Fenimore Cooper. His Wieland, or, The Transformation (1798) is considered to be the first American gothic novel. In 2009, The Library of America included Brown’s short story "Somnambulism: A Fragment" in its two-century retrospective of American Fantastic Tales, edited by Peter Straub.
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