Ormond; or, the Secret Witness
Ormond; Or, The Secret Witness is a 1799 political and social novel by American writer Charles Brockden Brown. The novel thematically focuses on the ways in which individuals change in reaction to their social environments. The novel follows a female protagonist Constantia and her relationship with the mysterious Ormond, who is also the title character. The novel thoroughly explores the republicanism and republican values common to the early American nation. The novel was originally published in three volumes.
- Charles Brockden Brown (2009) . "Introduction". In Philip Barnard; Stephen Shapiro (eds.). Ormond; or, the Secret Witness With Related Texts. Hackett Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60384-125-2.
- Christophersen, Bill (1980-04-01). "Charles Brockden Brown's "Ormond": The Secret Witness as Ironic Motif". Modern Language Studies. 10 (2): 37–41. doi:10.2307/3194242. ISSN 0047-7729. JSTOR 3194242.
- Drexler, Michael J.; White, Ed (2009). "Secret Witness; or, the Fantasy Structure of Republicanism". Early American Literature. 44 (2): 333–363. doi:10.1353/eal.0.0066. ISSN 1534-147X.
- Brown, Charles Brockden (2009-11-15). Charles Brockden Brown's Wieland, Ormond, Arthur Mervyn, and Edgar Huntly: with Related Texts: A Four-Volume Set. Hackett Publishing. ISBN 9781624662034.