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William Hill Brown

(1765—1793)


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(1765–93),

author of “the first American novel,” The Power of Sympathy (1789), an epistolary romance of seduction and suicide long attributed to Mrs. Sarah Morton. Another novel by Brown, Ira and Isabella; or, The Natural Children (1807), uses a similar plot, with a happy ending. He also wrote verse fables, a comedy, and West Point Preserved (1797), a tragedy about André.

Subjects: Literature.


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