William Hill Brown The Power of Sympathy PDF

William Hill Brown The Power of Sympathy PDF

The Power of Sympathy

William Hill Brown 1765 1793 was an American poet, dramatist and novelist who anonymously published The Power of Sympathy, considered to be the first American novel The son of a prominent clockmaker, Brown received his education at a Boston boy s school His literary spark and encouragement came from his step aunt, Catherine Byles While living in Boston, Brown lived William Hill Brown 1765 1793 was an American poet, dramatist and novelist who anonymously published The Power of Sympathy, considered to be the first American novel The son of a prominent clockmaker, Brown received his education at a Boston boy s school His literary spark and encouragement came from his step aunt, Catherine Byles While living in Boston, Brown lived directly across the street from a famous Boston family, the Anthorp Mortons, who became the center of a local scandal in 1788 Frances Anthorp committed suicide after she was discovered to be having an affair with her brother in law, Perez Morton The Power of Sympathy, based on this infamous Boston scandal, follows a sentimental writing style developed by Samuel Richardson This epistolary novel about tragic, incestuous love began a flood of other sentimental novels from its popularity Because it has the distinction of being the first book length work written and issued in America, the novel has received critical attention since its publication

Title : The Power of Sympathy
Author :  William Hill Brown
Language : English
Isbn : 1420940449
Format : Paperback
Pages : 90 pages

Rating: 4.4

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