Ormond; Or, The Secret Witness series by Charles Brockden Brown

Ormond; Or, The Secret Witness. Volume 1 (of 3)

Charles Brockden Brown is no longer as well known as some of his American contemporaries, but in his day he was widely lauded and regarded as the most important American novelist before James Fenimore Cooper. Brown's specialty was Gothic horror novels, the kind that would become extremely popular across the West during the early 19th century and influence subsequent authors like Poe and Hawthorne.
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