The Gothic Element in the Novels of Charles Brockden Brown Page: 51
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Browa1® last two novels, Olara Howard and Jane falfrot,
"both published la 1801, do aot rank with hi® four Gothic
romances. Both are let® stories wit tea after tha saatlmeatal
fomnia of th® day# Both ar® mad© up ©f letters la which th®
oharaet®ra search thamsalvss at length, meditate upoa th®ir
qualities, aad iaoraliae at tedious length. Both show what
happened to Brown's flotloa when ha reaoved the unnatural
incidents aad villains. Although much suspense remains by
©©mparlsoa with its predecessors, th© novels ar© maiatwasting#
Th® lattar d®via® raduees tha use of eoavarsatioa aad datallad
description alaoat to th© vanishing polat.
Herbert Boss Brown*a description of th© sentimental
formula la thist
Tha aaatiaaatal formula wias a tiapla aquation
restlag apoa a totlief la tha spontaneous goodness
aad haaatolaaaa of man1® origiaal lastiaot®, * . «
It was informed throughout with a moral purpose to
whiah all its other elements war® subordinated.
Iato its capacious framework war® poured the stook
characters and situations daar to popular atory-
tellers of every generation, The final solution
was aaatly rea®rved for tha last ehaptar whar® th®
punishment was mad® to fit the ©rime, and th© reward
to ®<jual th® virtue. fo aohiev® It, authors suhjeated
tha long arm of aoiaeideaa® to th® raek of axpedlanoy
whar® It was @tr®tohed to suit every need of tha
plot* The reader, meanwhile, was aad® to ory — aad
to wait, M a *tru«-f®el®r*, h# was axpeetad to
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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/m1/54/: accessed April 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .