Charles Brockden Brown is the author of Weiland; or, the Transformation: An American Tale; Arthur Mervyn, or Memoirs of the Year 1793; Ormond, and Edgar Huntley, or Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker. Brown was an ardent admirer of Godwin whose Caleb Williams inspired Arthur Mervyn. Godwin's Mandeville, in turn, was influenced by Wieland.

Brown's work also influenced such writers as Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Keats found Wieland Very Powerful. More clever in plot and incident than Godwin - A strange american scion of the German trunk. Powerful genius - accomplish'd horrors.

Gothic Labyrinth
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