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  • Author:
    Robert Morrison
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    160598132X
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    978-1605981321
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    Pegasus Books; 1St Edition edition (December 15, 2010)
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    480 pages
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biography of Thomas De Quincey was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in Biography The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Pegasus.

biography of Thomas De Quincey was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in Biography. The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey.

Robert Morrison’s biography is impressive, the first biography of De Quincey in almost thirty years, and .

Robert Morrison’s biography is impressive, the first biography of De Quincey in almost thirty years, and the first to use all his published and unpublished works. The time was ripe for a new biography and Morrison has done his man proud.

The English Opium Eater book. This book was fascinating. Robert Morrison knows his subject and draws such a vivid picture of De Quincey that I really feel I know him personally. I’m exploring De Quincey backwards.

Includes bibliographical references and index. Print version record. A masterful biography of one of England & rsquo;s most notorious literary figures Author of the scandalous Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Thomas De Quincey (1785 & ndash;1859) has long lacked a full-fledged biography. His friendships with leading poets and men of letters in the Romantic and Victorian periods & mdash;including William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge & mdash;have long placed him at the center of nineteenth century literary studies

A masterful biography of England's most notorious literary figure. Books related to The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey.

A masterful biography of England's most notorious literary figure  . De Quincey is a topical figure for other reasons, too: a self-mythologizing autobiographer whose attitudes to drug-induced creativity and addiction strike highly resonant chords for a contemporary readership. Robert Morrison’s biography passionately argues for the critical importance and enduring value of this neglected icon of English literature.

A new life reveals the colourful Thomas De Quincey – addict, essayist and genius – as a troubled soul .

A new life reveals the colourful Thomas De Quincey – addict, essayist and genius – as a troubled soul and a terrible snob, discovers James Purdon. Predisposed to addiction, he gave way to it completely. Intriguingly, Morrison also calls greater attention to De Quincey's use of prostitutes than has previously been the case.

Thomas De Quincey's friendships with leading poets and men of letters in the Romantic and Victorian periods - including William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Thomas Carlyle - have long placed him at the centre of 19th-century literary studies

He also deserves to be recognised as Britain's first fully documented problem teenager. Robert Morrison's biography is astute and revealing, quarrying new sources as well as winnowing De Quincey's own unreliable memoirs.

Thomas De Quincey made his name as a junkie, but he made his living as a journalist. lt; The life story of Thomas De Quincey (1785−1859) is a cautionary tale about the twin dangers of becoming a drug addict and writing a bestselling book

Thomas De Quincey made his name as a junkie, but he made his living as a journalist. lt; The life story of Thomas De Quincey (1785−1859) is a cautionary tale about the twin dangers of becoming a drug addict and writing a bestselling book. He entered university at 15 but departed without a degree, having "convinced himself that he was not likely to gain much from a place like Oxford in any case.

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A masterful biography of one of England's most notorious literary figures.

Author of the famed and scandalous Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) has long lacked a full-fledged biography. His friendships with leading poets and men of letters in the Romantic and Victorian periods―including William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Thomas Carlyle―have long placed him at the center of nineteenth century literary studies. He was a man who engaged with nearly every facet of literary culture, including the roles played by publishers, booksellers, and journalists in literary production, dissemination and evaluation. His writing was a tremendous influence on Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, and William Burroughs. De Quincey is a fascinating (and topical) figure for other reasons, too: a self-mythologizing autobiographer whose attitudes to drug-induced creativity and addiction strike highly resonant chords for a contemporary readership. Robert Morrison’s biography passionately argues for the critical importance and enduring value of this neglected icon of English literature.