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Happy birthday to Charles Brockden Brown (17 January, 1771 – 22 February, 1810) and Anne Brontë (17 January, 1820 – 28 May, 1849)!

"Yet I will persist to the end. My narrative may be invaded by inaccuracy and confusion; but if I live no longer, I will, at least, live to complete it. What but ambiguities, abruptnesses, and dark transitions, can be expected from the historian who is, at the same time, the sufferer of these disasters?"
- Charles Brockden Brown, Wieland: or, The Transformation: An American Tale (1789)

Ormond, or The Secret Witness The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

“Are you hero enough to unite yourself to one whom you know to be suspected and despised by all around you, and identify your interests and your honor with hers?”
- Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848)



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Jan. 18th, 2015 04:42 am (UTC)
I love Anne Bronte! Happy birthday to her!

(I don't know Brown, but happy birthday to him anyway. :-) )
Jan. 18th, 2015 07:54 am (UTC)
I don't know Brown either. There are times when I feel rather ignorant.
Jan. 19th, 2015 04:09 pm (UTC)
Brown was the first major novelist of the United States, and his fantastic books also pioneered the American Gothic. He influenced Poe and Lovecraft, among others. Wonderfully dark stuff!
Jan. 19th, 2015 09:35 pm (UTC)
Nor do I - very happy to discover a lot free on Kindle.
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