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De Quincey, Thomas 1785-1859

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Works: 1,777 works in 5,888 publications in 4 languages and 77,787 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Essays  Illustrated works 
Subject Headings: Authors, English 
Roles: Author, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Honoree, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PR4536, 824
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The confessions of an English opium eater by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

66 editions published between 1856 and 1982 in English and held by 1,094 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 )

51 editions published between 1839 and 1961 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autograph manuscript fragment from the chapter on William Wordsworth with transcription
New essays by De Quincey : his contributions to the Edinburgh Saturday Post and the Edinburgh Evening Post, 1827-1828 by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

18 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

43 editions published between 1862 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 778 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 )

61 editions published between 1853 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Printed proof sheets with revisions in the author's hand. Also includes an autograph note signed by the author to the publisher
Revolt of the Tartars; or, Flight of the Kalmuck Khan by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

62 editions published between 1895 and 2013 in English and French and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

40 editions published between 1889 and 2006 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan of Arc, The English mail-coach, and the Spanish military nun by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

60 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Quincey as critic by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English essays from Sir Philip Sidney to Macaulay; with introductions, notes and illustrations by Charles William Eliot( Book )

5 editions published between 1937 and 1980 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays written by people such as Sir Philip Sidney and Thomas Babington Macaulay
Selected essays on rhetoric by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 495 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 )

38 editions published between 1896 and 1969 in English and German and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1832 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 382 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
De Quincey's literary criticism by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

22 editions published between 1876 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 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
The uncollected writings of Thomas De Quincey by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

50 editions published between 1889 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1885 and 1905 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Caesars by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

27 editions published between 1851 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On murder by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 245 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
The confessions of an English opium eater; being an extract from the life of a scholar by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

17 editions published between 1821 and 2003 in English and held by 56 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 sake of the exquisite pleasure it gave me; but so long as I took it with this view I was effectually protected fro
Confessions of an English opium-eater and other writings by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Quincey skriver om sig selv og de kunstneriske erfaringer og associationer han i sin samtid gør med sin åbenlyse brug af opium som stimulans
 
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Alternative Names
De Kvinsi, Tomas 1785-1859

De Quincey.

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De Quincy, Thomas 1785-1859

DeQuincey, Thomas 1785-1859

English opium-eater

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Quincey, T. de 1785-1859

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Quincey Thomas De 1785-1859

Quincy, Thomas de 1785-1859

Thomas De Quincey britischer Schriftsteller, Essayist und Journalist

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Thomas de Quincey écrivain britannique

Thomas de Quincey scrittore, giornalista e saggista inglese

Де Квинси Т. 1785-1859

Де Квинси, Томас

Де Квинси, Томас 1785-1859

Квинси Т. де 1785-1859

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Куинси Т. 1785-1859

Томас де Куинси

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דה קוינסי, תומס 1785-1859

دى كونسى، توماس

كونسى، توماس دى

थॉमस डी क्विंसी

തോമസ് ഡി ക്വിൻസി

드 퀸시, 토머스 1785-1859

토머스 드 퀸시

デ・クゥインシイ

ディ・クインシー

ド・クィンシー

ド・クインシー

ド・クインシー, トマス

トマス・ド・クインシー

徳・昆西

徳・昆西, 托马斯

Languages
English (854)

German (7)

French (6)

Spanish (2)

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Selected essays on rhetoricKlosterheim:, or, The masque.The 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