Thomas De Quincey

Standard Name: De Quincey, Thomas


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Education Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
The only daughter in a family of boys, ESP credited her father for her intellectual development: He was my climate. As soon as I began to think, I began to reverence thought and study and...
Friends, Associates Catherine Crowe
CC had already become a friend of Sydney Smith and his family. In Edinburgh she became friendly with members of various intellectual circles, including astronomer John Pringle Nichol , chemist Samuel Brown , artist David Scott
Friends, Associates Anne Grant
In the spring of 1809, AG went to Edinburgh in search of a house. Invited to her home by the Duchess of Gordon , she met there Sir Walter Scott . Around the same time...
Friends, Associates Mary Lamb
The Lambs also knew well members of related circles, Robert Southey , William Hazlitt , and Thomas De Quincey . In the first year of her new life Mary met William Godwin , Thomas Manning
Literary responses Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins
This work was ridiculed on its publication by Thomas De Quincey .
Feminist Companion Archive.
Literary responses Ann Radcliffe
Anna Seward , in letters which were to be published in AR 's lifetime, mixed her praise of her gothic oeuvre with some trenchant criticism.
Norton, Rictor. Mistress of Udolpho: The Life of Ann Radcliffe. Leicester University Press.
Nathan Drake called Radcliffe the Shakespeare of Romance Writers...
Publishing Isabella Lickbarrow
Subscribers included Wordsworth , Southey , and De Quincey , all of them writers living in the area. Commentator Jonathan Wordsworth suggests that the subscription list, which clearly took careful fund-raising work, may have been...
Reception Charlotte Brontë
On 4 July 1846, two anonymous reviews appeared of Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell: one mildly positive by Sydney Dobell in the Athenæum, and one enthusiastic in the Critic.
Barker, Juliet. The Brontës. St Martin’s Press.
Reception Emily Brontë
Charlotte tried to promote the volume by sending copies to such authors as Wordsworth , Tennyson , De Quincey , and Ebenezer Elliot .
Allott, Miriam, editor. The Brontës. Routledge and Kegan Paul.
Barker, Juliet. The Brontës. St Martin’s Press.
Reception Hannah More
The death of such a revered character produced an instant backlash. Thomas de Quincey (who had visited HM unwillingly as a young man) attacked both her literary works and her character in Tait's Edinburgh Magazine...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Vernon Lee
This collection of essays, written at various times from about thirty years before its publication, constitutes a more thorough and effective study of psychological aesthetics than those undertaken by Lee and Kit Anstruther-Thomson on visual...
Travel Sara Coleridge
In her years growing up, SC frequently visited the William WordsworthWordsworth family at Rydal Mount.
Mudge, Bradford Keyes, and Sara Coleridge. Sara Coleridge, a Victorian Daughter: Her Life and Essays. Yale University Press.
Her father's home was frequented by notable guests including Francis Jeffrey , Thomas De Quincey , Charles Lamb ,...


April 1817: The first issue of Blackwood's Edinburgh...

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April 1817

The first issue of Blackwood's EdinburghMagazine appeared; founder William Blackwood intended to offer Tory competition to the liberal Edinburgh Review.

By July 1822: Thomas De Quincey published Confessions of...

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By July 1822

Thomas De Quincey published Confessions of an English Opium Eater in book form, following its serialization in the London Magazine the previous year.


De Quincey, Thomas. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. Editor Lindop, Grevel, Oxford University Press, 1985.