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Charles Brockden Brown's Edgar Huntly: Sleepwalking through the Wildeness

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however, in the career which was to make him famous, was arrested by an annoying mishap. Brown wrote his first novel, bearing the title of Sky-Walk, or the Man Unknown to Himself whose forthcoming publication was announced in “The Weekly Magazine”, March 17, 1798 20 . The printer who had engaged to print the work, died when his task was nearly completed; his executors refused to fulfill the contract and thus Sky-Walk was denied a terrestrial career. Afterwards Brown incorporated portions of his ill-fated novel in Edgar Huntly. The full title of his first novel was Sky-Walk, or the Man Unknown to Himself- -An American Tale, and was explained thus: “Sky-Walk is a popular corruption of Ski-Wakkee, or Big Spring, the name given by the Lenni Lennaffee Indians to the district where the principal scenes of this novel are transacted”. ... “Sky-Walk” is a folk-adaptation of the Indian sounds in English ears. The subtitle indicates that some abnormality, possibly sleepwalking, marked the hero’s life. Because of its announced Indian content, Sky-Walk is said to have served as a basis for Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker” 21 . The year 1798 is also an important date for the history of the novel in America: Charles Brockden Brown published in a duodecimo volume of some three hundred pages his Wieland. Its success was immediate, 20 Ibid., p. xiii 21 Ibid., p. ix

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