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By: Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859)

Miscellaneous Essays by Thomas de Quincey Miscellaneous Essays

The Hunter Thompson of the 19th Century, de Quincey is best known for his Confessions of an English Opium Eater (an activity shared with his hero, Samuel Coleridge, much to Wordsworth’s dismay). However, de Quincey’s literary genius is best captured in his essays, and, according to Wikipedia: His immediate influence extended to Edgar Allan Poe, Fitz Hugh Ludlow and Charles Baudelaire, but even major 20th century writers such as Jorge Luis Borges admired and claimed to be partly influenced by his work.

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas de Quincey Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

“Thou hast the keys of Paradise, O just, subtle, and mighty Opium!” Though apparently presenting the reader with a collage of poignant memories, temporal digressions and random anecdotes, the Confessions is a work of immense sophistication and certainly one of the most impressive and influential of all autobiographies. The work is of great appeal to the contemporary reader, displaying a nervous (postmodern?) self-awareness, a spiralling obsession with the enigmas of its own composition and significance...

By: Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859)

Book cover The English Mail-Coach and Joan of Arc
Book cover The Uncollected Writings of Thomas de Quincey—Vol. 1 With a Preface and Annotations by James Hogg
Book cover Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers
Book cover De Quincey's Revolt of the Tartars
Book cover The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1
Book cover Biographical Essays
Book cover Note Book of an English Opium-Eater
Book cover Autobiographical Sketches
Book cover The Caesars
Book cover Memorials and Other Papers
Book cover The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 2
Book cover Theological Essays and Other Papers — Volume 1
Book cover Theological Essays and Other Papers — Volume 2
Book cover Walladmor: And Now Freely Translated from the German into English. In Two Volumes. Vol. I.
Book cover Walladmor: And Now Freely Translated from the German into English. In Two Volumes. Vol. II.

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