The Gothic Element in the Novels of Charles Brockden Brown Page: 34
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to ©afore® a point, but mop® often the reader is led on by
long, involved sentence®. fhere is terror in the Brown novel®,
but it is not carried beyond the limits by being described in
revolting detail. Lewis had no scruples against an incredible
ending, while Brown finally explained every mystery. Lewis's
immature exaggeration makes some characters seem like pantomine
characters who inadvertently step into a melodrama, but the
caricature becomes amusing because of it® crudity. Brown*®
characters are all serious and show a more mature mind, flier®
is ao doubt that Brown read X,ewi®*s work®? they were so
notorious that almost any contemporary writer would have been
certain to explore their page®, fhey did not, however, tote
the apparent influence of the works of Godwin and Radcliffe.
Brown*® four Gothic romances which give him hi® place in
the history of American literature show the influence of th®
English Gothic romance® in varying degrees. Wleland. which i®
considered the strongest and most interesting of Brown*®
Gothic romance®, i® closest to the English novel®*
In respect of it® main features, Ormond stand® about midway
in the series of Brown*s novels, the order of which seem®
to have been as followai Wleland. Arthur Mervyn (part I),
Ormond. Edgar luntly. Arthur Merv.va (part II), Clara Howard.
Jane Talbot In Ormond. he abandon® the marvelous «&ioh he
had used in Wleland. except for a faint suggestion seen in
^-^rowa, Ormond. p. xxix.
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Cannon, Willie Jim. The Gothic Element in the Novels of Charles Brockden Brown, thesis, 1950; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130235/m1/37/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .