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Thomas De Quincey
The Works of Thomas de Quincey "The English Opium Eater" Including all his Contributions to Periodical Literature In Sixteen Volumes
Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1880. Leather. Very Good. 7.5" by 5". None. Complete set of sixteen leatherbound volumes with marble paper covered boards, marble paper pastedowns, and marbled foredge, with eleven frontispieces and a facsimile of the original manuscript of 'Shakespeare'. Thomas de Quincey (15 August 1785 - 8 December 1859) was an English author and intellectual, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821). Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821) is an autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum (opium and alcohol) addiction and its effect on his life. First published anonymously in September and October 1821 in the London Magazine, the Confessions was released in book form in 1822, and again in 1856, in an edition revised by de Quincey. From its first appearance, the literary style of the Confessions attracted attention and comment. De Quincey was deeply read in the English literature of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and assimilated influences and models from Sir Thomas Browne and other writers. In the early 1850s, De Quincey prepared the first collected edition of his works for publisher James Hogg. For that edition, he undertook a large-scale revision of the Confessions, more than doubling the work's length. Most notably, he expanded the opening section on his personal background, until it consumed more than two-thirds of the whole. The Confessions maintained a place of primacy in De Quincey's literary output, and his literary reputation, from its first publication, and it went throu … [Click Below for Full Description]
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