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The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 2   By: (1785-1859)

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The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 2 by Thomas De Quincey is a captivating compilation of essays and miscellaneous writings that offer a glimpse into the mind of a truly unique and profound thinker. In this volume, readers are treated to a wide array of subjects and themes that showcase De Quincey's versatility as a writer.

One of the standout features of this collection is the remarkable depth and breadth of De Quincey's knowledge. Whether delving into literature, philosophy, history, or the human psyche, he displays a mastery of various disciplines that is both impressive and insightful. He effortlessly weaves together complex ideas and constructs compelling arguments that challenge and engage the reader.

Furthermore, De Quincey's prose is a thing of beauty. His language is rich, elegant, and evocative, drawing the reader into his world with each carefully selected word. As a master wordsmith, he effortlessly constructs vivid images and paints intricate portraits with his writing. His ability to dexterously navigate between the abstract and the concrete is truly praiseworthy.

Another noteworthy aspect of this volume is the sheer variety of topics covered. From literary criticism to personal anecdotes, from historical event analysis to philosophical musings, De Quincey proves himself to be a versatile writer who can tackle any subject with finesse. This diversity ensures that every reader will find something of interest within the pages of this book.

However, it should be noted that the collection is not without its flaws. At times, De Quincey's train of thought can feel meandering and tangential, leaving the reader grasping for a clear direction. Additionally, some essays may come across as dense or overly academic, which might make them less accessible to a wider audience.

In conclusion, The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 2 is a captivating and comprehensive collection that showcases the breadth of De Quincey's intellect and writing prowess. While it may not be suitable for every reader due to its occasional density and abstraction, those who appreciate thought-provoking essays and eloquent prose will find much to enjoy within these pages.

First Page:

THE POSTHUMOUS WORKS

OF

THOMAS DE QUINCEY

EDITED FROM THE AUTHOR'S MSS., WITH INTRODUCTIONS AND NOTES

BY

ALEXANDER H. JAPP LL.D., F.R.S.E.

VOLUME II.

LONDON WILLIAM HEINEMANN 1893

[ All rights reserved ]

CONVERSATION AND COLERIDGE

With Other Essays

CRITICAL, HISTORICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL, IMAGINATIVE AND HUMOROUS

BY

THOMAS DE QUINCEY

LONDON WILLIAM HEINEMANN 1893

PREFACE.

All that is needful for me to say by way of Preface is that, as in the case of the first volume, I have received much aid from Mrs. Baird Smith and Miss De Quincey, and that Mr. J. R. McIlraith has repeated his friendly service of reading the proofs.

ALEXANDER H. JAPP.

LONDON, March 1st, 1893.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

INTRODUCTION 1

I. CONVERSATION AND S. T. COLERIDGE 7

II. MR. FINLAY'S HISTORY OF GREECE 60

III. THE ASSASSINATION OF CÆSAR 91

IV. CICERO (SUPPLEMENTARY TO PUBLISHED ESSAY) 95

V. MEMORIAL CHRONOLOGY 107

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