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The opium-eater, a life of Thomas De Quincey

by Grevel Lindop

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Published by Taplinger Pub. Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain,
  • England.
    • Subjects:
    • De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859.,
    • Drug addicts -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
    • Authors, English -- 19th century -- Biography.,
    • Opium abuse -- England.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementGrevel Lindop.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR4536 .L5 1981
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 433 p. ;
      Number of Pages433
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4260043M
      ISBN 100800858417
      LC Control Number81005662
      OCLC/WorldCa7462988

        Thomas De Quincey, (born Aug. 15, , Manchester, Lancashire, Eng.—died Dec. 8, , Edinburgh, Scot.), English essayist and critic, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater.. As a child De Quincey was alienated from his solid, prosperous mercantile family by his sensitivity and precocity. At the age of 17 he ran away to Wales and then lived incognito in London . confessions of an english opium-eater being an extract from the life of a scholar. by thomas de quincey Confessions of an English Opium-Eater - Global Grey Confessions of an English Opium Eater is divided into two parts; part 1 begins with a brief segment titled “To the Reader,” in which De.

        Thomas De Quincey -- the central character of Morrell's acclaimed Victorian mysteries, Murder as a Fine Art and Inspector of the Dead-- was one of the most notorious and brilliant literary personalities of the s. His infamous Confessions of an English Opium-Eater made history as the first book about drug dependency. He invented the word Brand: Little, Brown and Company. Opium-eater, a life of Thomas De Quincey. New York: Taplinger Pub. Co., (OCoLC) Named Person: Thomas De Quincey; Thomas De Quincey; Thomas De Quincey; Thomas De Quincey; Thomas De Quincey; Thomas De Quincey: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Grevel Lindop.

        Thomas De Quincey, Sir John Watson-Gordon. From The Pleasures of Opium. It is so long since I first took opium that if it had been a trifling incident in my life I might have forgotten its date; but cardinal events are not to be forgotten, and from circumstances connected with it I remember that it must be referred to the autumn of   Robert Morrison’s The English Opium Eater, the first major biography of Thomas de Quincey (–) in more than 25 years, draws on previously unknown letters from de Quincey’s daughters and his volume collected works published in –Clearly, such material is a scholar’s paradise, and Morrison, a Queen’s National Scholar in the English department at Queen’s University Reviews: 8.


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