1765, Nov1793, Sep 2
an American novelist, the author of what is usually considered the first American novel, The Power of Sympathy (1789) and Harriot, Or The Domestick Reconciliation as well as the serial essay The Reformer published in Isaiah Thomas' Massachusetts Magazine. In both, Brown proves an extensive knowledge of European literature for example of Clarissa by Samuel Richardson but tries to lift the American literature from the British corpus by the choice of an American setting.
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01/21/1789-First American novel, William Hill Brown's The Power of Sympathy, is published
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