Wieland: or, The Transformation: An American Tale, usually just called Wieland, is the first major work by Charles Brockden Brown. First published in 1798, it distinguishes the true beginning of his career as a writer. Wieland is the first – and most famous – American Gothic novel. It has often been linked to Caleb Williams by William Godwin. Godwin's influence is clear, but Brown's writing is unique in its style. Wieland is often categorized under several subgenres other than gothic fiction, including horror, psychological fiction and epistolary fiction. This edition has been formatted for your reader, with an active table of contents. This work has also been annotated, with additional information about the book and its author, including an overview, characters, plot summary, themes, adaptations, biographical and bibliographical information.