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De Quincey, Thomas 1785-1859

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Works: 2,061 works in 6,633 publications in 5 languages and 83,766 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Illustrated works 
Subject Headings: Authors, English 
Roles: Author, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Creator, Collector, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PR4534, 828.809
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The confessions of an English opium eater by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

86 editions published between 1856 and 1982 in English and French and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction by George Douglas Essays and belles lettres. R.H.L. Roberts, Literary and Debating Society Prize for Senior Essay, 1929, signed J.R.O. Harris
Reminiscences of the English Lake Poets by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

65 editions published between 1900 and 1961 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New essays by De Quincey : his contributions to the Edinburgh Saturday Post and the Edinburgh Evening Post, 1827-1828 by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recollections of the Lake poets by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

46 editions published between 1862 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author shares his impressions of Wordsworth, Southey, and Coleridge and describes his life at Grasmere in England's Lake District
The English mail-coach, and other essays by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

62 editions published between 1900 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Quincey as critic by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected writings of Thomas De Quincey by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

35 editions published between 1889 and 1968 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected essays on rhetoric by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five essays presented hereRhetoric, Style, Language, Conversation, andGreek Literaturewere published together for the first time inThe Collected Writings of Thomas De Quinceyin 18891890. Frederick Burwick brings the essays together again in this volume, introducing them by tracing the sources and development of a belletristic theory of rhetoric, which he says is one of the most original, and for a few critics, the most puzzling of the nineteenth century. Burwick makes the edition complete with a comprehensive index and a selected bibliography
Confessions of an English opium-eater by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

52 editions published between 1896 and 1969 in English and German and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ervaringen van de Engelse schrijver met opiumgebruik
Klosterheim:, or, The masque. by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

36 editions published between 1832 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written halfway between Confessions of an English opium-eater (1822) and the great, but fragmentary, Suspiria de profundis of the 1840s, Klosterheim is ostensibly a gothic fantasy in the manner of Ann Radcliffe, set in Germany during the Thirty Years' War. But De Quincey's gothic has a particular function, unlocking a door into the opium-taker's world of illusion and dream. He is writing at a period of desperate need and continuing addiction, and writing very well. Coleridge claimed to have read nothing since Quentin Durward that 'would compare in interest with Klosterheim', adding that De Quincey achieves a 'purity of style and idiom' to which Scott does not aspire."--Jacket
Charles Lamb; prose & poetry by Charles Lamb( Book )

23 editions published between 1921 and 1979 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confessions of an English opium-eater by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

47 editions published between 1885 and 1905 in English and German and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Caesars by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

27 editions published between 1851 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On murder by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas De Quincey's three essays 'On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts' centre on the notorious career of the murderer John Williams, who in 1811 brutally killed seven people in London's East End. De Quincey's response to Williams's attacks turns morality on its head, celebrating and coolly dissecting the art of murder and its perfections. Ranging from gruesomely vivid reportage and brilliantly funny satiric high jinks to penetrating literary and aesthetic criticism, the essays had a remarkable impact on crime, terror, and detective fiction, as well as on the rise of nineteenth-century decadence." "The volume also contains De Quincey's best-known piece of literary criticism, 'On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth', and his finest tale of terror, 'The Avenger', a disturbing exploration of violence, vigilantism, and religious persecution."--Jacket
Confessions of an English opium-eater ; and, Suspiria de profundis by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

50 editions published between 1842 and 2010 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Quincey's literary criticism by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

13 editions published between 1909 and 2011 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1909 collection by the author of Confessions of an English Opium-Eater includes his famous essay On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth," plus writings on rhetoric, style and language, literary theory, Pope, Milton, Wordsworth, Lamb, and others
De Quincey's Revolt of the Tartars by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

26 editions published between 1896 and 2013 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas De Quincy writes this grand historical sweep with both detail and authority
Letters to a young man, and other papers by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

18 editions published between 1854 and 2012 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The History of the American West Collection is a unique project that provides opportunities for researchers and new readers to easily access and explore works which have previously only been available on library shelves. The Collection brings to life pre-1923 titles focusing on a wide range of topics and experiences in US Western history. From the initial westward migration, to exploration and development of the American West to daily life in the West and intimate pictures of the people who inhabited it, this collection offers American West enthusiasts a new glimpse at some forgotten treasures of American culture. Encompassing genres such as poetry, fiction, nonfiction, tourist guides, biographies and drama, this collection provides a new window to the legend and realities of the American West
Confessions of an English opium-eater and other writings by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

27 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and German and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is an account of the early life and opium addiction of Thomas De Quincey, in prose which is by turns witty, conversational, and nightmarish. 'On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth' offers both a small masterpiece of Shakespearian interpretation and a provocative statement of De Quincey's personal aesthetic of contrast and counterpoint. Suspiria de Profundis blends autobiography and philosophical speculation into aseries of dazzling prose-poems which explore the mysteries of time, memory, and suffering. 'The English Mail-Coach' develops a richly apocalyptic vision which sets nineteenth-century England's political and imperial grandeur against the suffering and loss of innocence which it entails. This selection presents De Quincey's major works in their original uncut and unrevised versions, which in some cases have not been available for many years
The confessions of an English opium eater; being an extract from the life of a scholar by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

15 editions published between 1821 and 2010 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I have often been asked how I first came to be a regular opium-eater, and have suffered, very unjustly, in the opinion of my acquaintance from being reputed to have brought upon myself all the sufferings which I shall have to record, by a long course of indulgence in this practice purely for the sake of creating an artificial state of pleasurable excitement. This, however, is a misrepresentation of my case. True it is that for nearly ten years I did occasionally take opium for the
 
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De Kvinsi, Tomas 1785-1859

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English opium-eater

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Thomas De Quincey britischer Schriftsteller, Essayist und Journalist

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Thomas de Quincey scrittore, giornalista e saggista inglese

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דה קוינסי, תומס 1785-1859

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드 퀸시, 토머스 1785-1859

토머스 드 퀸시

デ・クゥインシイ

ディ・クインシー

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ド・クインシー, トマス

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徳・昆西

徳・昆西, 托马斯

Languages
English (882)

German (9)

French (5)

Russian (2)

Spanish (2)

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Klosterheim:, or, The masque.Charles Lamb; prose & poetryThe CaesarsOn murderConfessions of an English opium-eater and other writingsConfessions of an English opium-eater and other writingsReading the global : troubling perspectives on Britain's empire in Asia