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Miscellaneous Essays

Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859)

1. 01 – On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth
2. 02 – On Murder, Considered As One Of The Fine Arts, Part I
3. 03 – On Murder, Considered As One Of The Fine Arts, Part II
4. 04 – On Murder, Considered As One Of The Fine Arts, Part III
5. 05 – Second Paper On Murder, Considered as One of the Fine Arts
6. 06 – Joan of Arc, Part I
7. 07 – Joan of Arc, Part II
8. 08 – Joan of Arc, Part III
9. 09 – Joan of Arc, Part IV
10. 10 – The English Mail-coach; Or, The Glory Of Motion, Part I
11. 11 – The English Mail-coach; Or, The Glory Of Motion, Part II
12. 12 – Vision of Sudden Death, Part I
13. 13 – Vision of Sudden Death, Part II
14. 14 – Dinner, Real, and Reputed, Part I
15. 15 – Dinner, Real, and Reputed, Part II
16. 16 – Dinner, Real, and Reputed, Part III
17. 17 – Dinner, Real, and Reputed, Part IV

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Summary

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.