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On murder

Author: Thomas De Quincey; Robert Morrison
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 coolly dissects the art of murder and its perfections, in a mixture of reportage, black satire, and aesthetic criticism. The volume also contains 'On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth' and De Quincey's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859.
On murder.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006273432
Named Person: John Williams; John Williams
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas De Quincey; Robert Morrison
ISBN: 9780191517228 0191517224 9780192805669 0192805665
OCLC Number: 252644130
Description: 1 online resource (xxxvii, 201 pages).
Contents: On the knocking at the gate in Macbeth --
On murder considered as one of the fine arts --
The avenger --
Second paper on murder considered as one of the fine arts --
Postscript [to On murder considered as one of the fine arts].
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: Thomas De Quincey ; edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Morrison.
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Features three essays 'On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts', centred on the notorious career of the murderer John Williams, who in 1811 brutally killed seven people in London's East End.  Read more...

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An edition like this of De Quincey's most memorable essays was badly needed. Robert Morrison as editor does a good job indeed! Dr. Antonio Ballesteros-Gonzalez, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

 
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