De Quincey: a portrait.

by John Calvin Metcalf

Publisher: Russell & Russell in New York

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  • De Quincey, Thomas, -- 1785-1859

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Thomas De Quincey () came of age in the Romantic era, was friends with Wordsworth and Coleridge and their families, and likely did more to shape the literary canon of the 19th and 20th centuries than any other writer. And he is the subject of a new biography, “Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas De Quincey,” by Frances Wilson/5.   CHAPTER 1. Books. In memory of all books which lay Their sure foundations in the heart of man Wordsworth, The Prelude, Book Fifth The first chapter of Thomas De Quincey's life, according to the account he gave in his Autobiographic Sketches, came 'suddenly' to a 'violent termination' at noon on a midsummer's day in It is typical of De Quincey's sense of time that he marked his beginning Brand: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.   Thomas De Quincey was a journalist and essayist who became famous for his account of being addicted to opium in Confessions of an English Opium Eater. The son of a successful merchant, Quincey's education and reading in early life enabled him to author what was among the first entries in 'addiction literature'.3/5(13). Genre. First published in fragmentary form in , the work is a collection of short essays in psychological fantasy — what De Quincey himself called "impassioned prose," and what is now termed prose essays of the Suspiria "are among the finest examples of De Quincey's or anyone else's English style." "Some critics consider De Quincey's Suspiria de Profundis the supreme prose.

  It is one of the first authoritative works on drug usage and addiction, and it was so influential that it inspired some contemporary writers to their own usage. Arthur Conan Doyle used it as the basis for one of his Sherlock Holmes stories. The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is a startling firsthand account by English translator and essayist THOMAS DE QUINCEY () 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. De Quincey Reviewed: Thomas De Quincey's Critical Reception, London: Camden House, "Leeches and Opium: De Quincey Replies to 'Resolution and Independence' in Confessions of an English Opium-Eater.". Download On Murder, Considered as One of the Fine Arts free in PDF & EPUB format. Download Thomas de Quincey's On Murder, Considered as One of .

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey () was first published anonymously in in the London Magazine and was published in book form a year later. A revised edition was published in Thomas De Quincey's highly charged and hauntingly accurate account of laudanum addiction is considered the root of all drug novels. From Baudelaire to Burroughs, Confessions of an English Opium Eater paved the way for later generations of writers. Initially prescribed as pain relief for a chronic condition, De Quincey soon found himself.

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De Quincey: A Portrait by John Calvin Metcalf was published on 01 Jan by Harvard University Press. He is first presented in John Calvin Metcalf’s “De Quincey: A Portrait” as a child of seven on the eve of his earliest journey in a post chaise—a situation symbolic of a man whose zest for wandering never left him and whose love of rapid motion was so strikingly reflected in his essay, “The English Mail-Coach, or the Glory of Motion,” written when he was sixty-four.

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Shepperson A MONG the large company of eccentric persons re /\ sponsible for so much of England's greatest litera 1 \ iure there is none with a personality more charming. Writer; author of 'Confessions of an Opium Eater' At seventeen, de Quincey ran away from Manchester De Quincey: a portrait.

book School and spent five months penniless on the streets of London, an episode recorded in his best-known work, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater ().

He entered Oxford inbut left without taking his degree. De Quincey moved to the Lake District to be near his two literary. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater () is an autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum addiction and its effect on his life.

The Confessions was "the first major work De Quincey published and the one which won him fame almost overnight ". Thomas de Quincey has books on Goodreads with ratings. Thomas de Quincey’s most popular book is Confessions of an English Opium Eater.

Thomas De Quincey Series. 3 primary works • 4 total works. Book 1. Murder as a Fine Art. by David Morrell. Ratings Reviews published 44 editions. Book The Opium-Eater. by David Morrell. Ratings 31 Reviews published 4 Works: Ruler of the Night, Murder as a Fine Art.

Thomas Penson De Quincey (/ d ə ˈ k w ɪ n s i /; 15 August – 8 December ) was an English essayist, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (). Many scholars suggest that in publishing this work De Quincey inaugurated the tradition of addiction literature in the West.

Murder as a Fine Art has been on my "currently reading" shelf for months just so I could admire the cover art. I also love the premise of Thomas De Quincey (the author best known for Confessions of an English Opium Eater) investigating a murder in Victorian London/5. Free shipping for non-business customers when ordering books at De Gruyter Online.

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De Quincey. A Portrait. Harvard University Press. Pages: ix–x. ISBN (Online): DOI. In this spirit, ten of the top De Quincey scholars in the world have come together in this volume to engage directly with the immense amount of new information to be published on De Quincey in the past two decades.

The book features wide-ranging and incisive assessments of De Quincey as essayist, addict, economist, subversive, biographer, autobiographer, aesthete, innovator, hedonist, and much else. De Quincey: a portrait. [John Calvin Metcalf] De Quincey.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Metcalf, John Calvin, De Quincey. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard university press, (OCoLC) Thomas De Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium-Eater () launched a fascination with drug use and abuse that has continued from his day to ours.

In the Confessions De Quincey invents recreational drug taking, but he also details both the lurid nightmares that beset him in the depths of his addiction as well as his humiliatingly futile. The Note-Book of an English Opium-Eater, and Miscellaneous Essays.

Thomas de Quincey $ - $ ISBN: OCLC Number: Language Note: In English. Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.]: HathiTrust Digital Library, DE QUINCEY: A PORTRAIT (Signed) Author: John C. Metcalf Title: DE QUINCEY: A PORTRAIT (Signed) Publication: Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, Edition: First Edition Description: Hard Edition.

This copy signed with a personal inscription by James Metcalf [Professor of English Literature at The University of Virginia] to his renowned colleague at The University, James Seller Rating: % positive.

The English Opium Eater by Robert Morrison Jad Adams admires a portrait of a man whose rackety life hid 'a taste for suffering' he would pawn his clothes to buy books. De Quincey Author: Jad Adams. National Book Critics Circle Award, Biographers International Organization Plutarch Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist New York Times Book Review, Times Literary Supplement and The Guardian Best Books of Thomas De Quincey was an obsessive.

He was obsessed with Wordsworth and Coleridge, whose Lyrical Ballads provided the script to his life, and by the idea of /5(18). Before reading, Inspector of the Dead, I had never read a book by David Morrell.I plan to read many more. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this second book in a series (but great as a stand alone) about Thomas De Quincey, a man plagued by an addiction to laudanum during a time when no one knew of such addictions and viewed dependence as a choice.4/5.

The following extract gives the probable date of this portrait [De Quincey having died Dec 8, }. The death mask referred to appears to be non-existent. "Ascertaining that there existed no adequate portrait of Mr. De Quincey in his later years, I suggested that a cast of his face should be taken.

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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 (–03). De Quincey would even become the tenant of Dove Cottage after Wordsworth and his family moved to larger quarters, and, according to Wilson, turned it into something akin to a rural opium den.

His relationships with the two poets moved between extremes, and he would eventually write rather critical, almost waspish, biographies of both/5(18). National Book Critics Circle Award, Biographers International Organization Plutarch Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist New York Times Book Review, Times Literary Supplement and The Guardian Best Books of Thomas De Quincey was an obsessive.

He was obsessed with Wordsworth and Coleridge, whose Lyrical Ballads provided the script to his life, and by /5(18). The Romantics and the Opium-Eater. Thomas De Quincey was book is much more rewarding as a cautionary tale about the dangers of placing too much faith in art and as a jaundiced portrait.

De Quincey’s marriage to Margaret marked a turning point in his relationship with Wordsworth, triggering increasing animosity between their households. Daisy Hay’s book Author: Daisy Hay. Confessions of an English Opium Eater (Wordsworth Classics) by Thomas De Quincey and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.

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It is from a steel engraving by Frank Croll, taken at Edinburgh from a daguerreotype by Howie in by; Antonio Muñoz Molina ; Portrait of Thomas De Quincey, (artist unknown). Whether you know it or not, if you write creatively for a news­paper and let yourself drift through the city in a tide of strangers; if you shudder at the mysteries of reality and the fiendish twists of the imagination; if you feel tempted to yield to the drunkenness of life’s sensations or of artificial.