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Works of Thomas De Quincey, Part III.

By: Lindop, Grevel.
Contributor(s): Symonds, Barry.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.The Pickering Masters: Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto Publishers, 2003Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (2994 p.).ISBN: 9781781446744.Subject(s): De Quincey, Thomas, -- 1785-1859 -- Criticism and interpretation | English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Works of Thomas De Quincey, Part IIIDDC classification: 828.809 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The Works of Thomas De Quincey Volume 8 -- Contents to Volume 8 -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Conventions for Manuscript Transcription -- Articles from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine 1831-2 -- Dr Parr and his Contemporaries [No. I] -- Dr Parr and his Contemporaries No. II -- Dr Parr and his Contemporaries No. III -- Dr Parr and his Contemporaries No. IV -- On the Approaching Revolution in Great Britain -- The Prospects of Britain -- M'Gregor's British America -- James's History of Charlemagne -- Article from The Gallery of Portraits, 1832 -- Milton -- Klosterheim: or, The Masque, 1832
Manuscript Transcript -- On Reform as Affecting the Habits of Private Life -- Explanatory Notes to Volume 8 -- Textual Notes to Volume 8 -- The Works of Thomas De Quincey Volume 9 -- DeQ9-prelims -- Contents to Volume 9 -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Conventions for Manuscript Transcription -- Articles from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine 1832-8 -- The Caesars. Part I -- The Caesars. Part II -- The Caesars. Part III -- The Caesars. Part IV -- The Caesars. Part V -- The Caesars. Part VI -- The Revolution of Greece, Part I -- Revolt of the Tartars -- The Household Wreck -- The Avenger
Articles from Tait's Edinburgh Magazine 1833-6 -- Age of the Earth -- Mrs Hannah More -- Animal Magnetism -- A Tory's Account of Toryism, Whiggism, and Radicalism [Part I] -- A Tory's Account of Toryism, Whiggism, and Radicalism [Part II] -- Manuscript Transcripts -- [The Revolution of Greece Part II] -- [The Revolution of Greece Part III] -- [A Tory's Account of Toryism, Whiggism, and Radicalism, Part III] -- Explanatory Notes to Volume 9 -- Textual Notes to Volume 9 -- The Works of Thomas De Quincey Volume 12 -- Contents to Volume 12 -- Preface -- Abbreviations
Conventions for Manuscript Transcription -- Articles from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine 1840-1 -- Style [No. I] -- Style No. II -- Style No. III -- Style No. IV -- Lord Stanley's Irish Registration Bill -- Hints for the Hustings -- Foreign Politics -- The Dourraunee Empire -- Conservative Prospects -- Niebuhr -- Russia as it was in the Summer and Winter of 1812 -- Plato's Republic -- Sir Robert Peel's Position on Next Resuming Power -- Manuscript Transcripts -- [Notes on The Times, 2 November 1840] -- [Wilna in January 1813] -- [The Return of Sir Robert Peel] -- Ex planatory Notes to Volume 12
Textual Notes to Volume 12 -- The Works of Thomas De Quincey Volume 13 -- Contents to Volume 13 -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Conventions for Manuscript Transcription -- Articles from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine 1841 -- Homer and the Homeridae [Part I] -- Homer and the Homeridae Part II -- Homer and the Homeridae Part III -- Canton Expedition and Convention -- Philosophy of Herodotus -- The Pagan Oracles -- Sir Robert Peel's Policy -- Cicero -- Modern Greece -- Articles from the Encyclopaedia Britannica 1842 -- Goethe -- Pope -- Schiller -- Shakspeare -- Manuscript Transcripts -- [Bubbles]
[Sir R. Steele's Principle]
Summary: Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) is one of the greatest English prose writers of the nineteenth century. He deeply influenced Edgar Allan Poe and numbers Dickens, Proust and Virginia Woolf among his many fans. This edition includes virtually all of De Quincey's published work plus the bulk of his unpublished manuscripts. Highlights include: De Quincey on murder, Autobiographical Sketches, his 1803 Diary, writings on politics, economics, literary theory and his contributions to the Edinburgh Saturday Post.At 21 volumes, this edition is committed to completeness. Texts are drawn from the first published versions, with variants from the author's revised editions, and a full second version provided where he thoroughly recast his own work at a later date. The bulk of de Quincey's unpublished manuscripts are presented here, among them several works only recently re-discovered. For example, in Volume 2, the transcript of the manuscript to Part I of Confessions of an English Opium Eater, discovered in 1989, is published for the first time. Almost every volume contains important material never previously published.Modern scholarship on De Quincey has progressed so far in recent times as to make the acquisition of an up-to-date set of his works a necessity for any institution where serious study of De Quincey, Romantic and Victorian literature take place.
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The Works of Thomas De Quincey Volume 8 -- Contents to Volume 8 -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Conventions for Manuscript Transcription -- Articles from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine 1831-2 -- Dr Parr and his Contemporaries [No. I] -- Dr Parr and his Contemporaries No. II -- Dr Parr and his Contemporaries No. III -- Dr Parr and his Contemporaries No. IV -- On the Approaching Revolution in Great Britain -- The Prospects of Britain -- M'Gregor's British America -- James's History of Charlemagne -- Article from The Gallery of Portraits, 1832 -- Milton -- Klosterheim: or, The Masque, 1832

Manuscript Transcript -- On Reform as Affecting the Habits of Private Life -- Explanatory Notes to Volume 8 -- Textual Notes to Volume 8 -- The Works of Thomas De Quincey Volume 9 -- DeQ9-prelims -- Contents to Volume 9 -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Conventions for Manuscript Transcription -- Articles from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine 1832-8 -- The Caesars. Part I -- The Caesars. Part II -- The Caesars. Part III -- The Caesars. Part IV -- The Caesars. Part V -- The Caesars. Part VI -- The Revolution of Greece, Part I -- Revolt of the Tartars -- The Household Wreck -- The Avenger

Articles from Tait's Edinburgh Magazine 1833-6 -- Age of the Earth -- Mrs Hannah More -- Animal Magnetism -- A Tory's Account of Toryism, Whiggism, and Radicalism [Part I] -- A Tory's Account of Toryism, Whiggism, and Radicalism [Part II] -- Manuscript Transcripts -- [The Revolution of Greece Part II] -- [The Revolution of Greece Part III] -- [A Tory's Account of Toryism, Whiggism, and Radicalism, Part III] -- Explanatory Notes to Volume 9 -- Textual Notes to Volume 9 -- The Works of Thomas De Quincey Volume 12 -- Contents to Volume 12 -- Preface -- Abbreviations

Conventions for Manuscript Transcription -- Articles from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine 1840-1 -- Style [No. I] -- Style No. II -- Style No. III -- Style No. IV -- Lord Stanley's Irish Registration Bill -- Hints for the Hustings -- Foreign Politics -- The Dourraunee Empire -- Conservative Prospects -- Niebuhr -- Russia as it was in the Summer and Winter of 1812 -- Plato's Republic -- Sir Robert Peel's Position on Next Resuming Power -- Manuscript Transcripts -- [Notes on The Times, 2 November 1840] -- [Wilna in January 1813] -- [The Return of Sir Robert Peel] -- Ex planatory Notes to Volume 12

Textual Notes to Volume 12 -- The Works of Thomas De Quincey Volume 13 -- Contents to Volume 13 -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Conventions for Manuscript Transcription -- Articles from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine 1841 -- Homer and the Homeridae [Part I] -- Homer and the Homeridae Part II -- Homer and the Homeridae Part III -- Canton Expedition and Convention -- Philosophy of Herodotus -- The Pagan Oracles -- Sir Robert Peel's Policy -- Cicero -- Modern Greece -- Articles from the Encyclopaedia Britannica 1842 -- Goethe -- Pope -- Schiller -- Shakspeare -- Manuscript Transcripts -- [Bubbles]

[Sir R. Steele's Principle]

Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) is one of the greatest English prose writers of the nineteenth century. He deeply influenced Edgar Allan Poe and numbers Dickens, Proust and Virginia Woolf among his many fans. This edition includes virtually all of De Quincey's published work plus the bulk of his unpublished manuscripts. Highlights include: De Quincey on murder, Autobiographical Sketches, his 1803 Diary, writings on politics, economics, literary theory and his contributions to the Edinburgh Saturday Post.At 21 volumes, this edition is committed to completeness. Texts are drawn from the first published versions, with variants from the author's revised editions, and a full second version provided where he thoroughly recast his own work at a later date. The bulk of de Quincey's unpublished manuscripts are presented here, among them several works only recently re-discovered. For example, in Volume 2, the transcript of the manuscript to Part I of Confessions of an English Opium Eater, discovered in 1989, is published for the first time. Almost every volume contains important material never previously published.Modern scholarship on De Quincey has progressed so far in recent times as to make the acquisition of an up-to-date set of his works a necessity for any institution where serious study of De Quincey, Romantic and Victorian literature take place.

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Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) is perhaps England's most important essayist of the entire 19th century, a polymath and brilliant stylist who for 50 years wrote memorably on an amazing variety of subjects. Works like Confessions of an English Opium Eater, "The English Mail Coach," and "The Literature of Knowledge and the Literature of Power" have long been standard in the education of students in the humanities. When asked to collect his own works, De Quincey replied, "Sir, the thing is absolutely, insuperably and forever impossible." Nevertheless, Ticknor, Reed, and Fields managed to publish a 23-volume edition (De Quincey's Writings, 1851-60), which, though incomplete and lacking editorial apparatus, long remained standard. Numerous collected writings followed throughout the 19th century, all incomplete and otherwise defective. David Masson's 14-volume edition (The Collected Writings of Thomas De Quincey, 1896-97), containing notes, index, much new material, and critical introductions to each volume, was reprinted often despite its many inadequacies. The set under review here, now complete, renders all others obsolete.The aim of the edition, writes Lindop, is "to present, as far as possible, all De Quincey's known writings with the exception of personal letters and legal documents." Materials published in De Quincey's lifetime are presented chronologically, accompanied by a vast panoply of textual, explanatory, and contextual notes. The decision to use De Quincey's earliest rather than final published versions will be debated endlessly. The comprehensive 200-page index is a fitting conclusion to this great work, with its many riches. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. University libraries supporting graduate programs. N. Fruman emeritus, University of Minnesota

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