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The Resource Guilty thing : a life of Thomas de Quincey, Frances Wilson

Guilty thing : a life of Thomas de Quincey, Frances Wilson

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Guilty thing : a life of Thomas de Quincey
Title
Guilty thing
Title remainder
a life of Thomas de Quincey
Statement of responsibility
Frances Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thomas De Quincey - opium-eater, celebrity journalist, and professional doppelganger - is embedded in our culture. Modelling his character on Coleridge and his sensibility on Wordsworth, De Quincey took over the poet's former cottage in Grasmere and turned it into an opium den. Here, increasingly detached from the world, he nurtured his growing hatred of his former idols and his obsession with murder as one of the fine arts. De Quincey may never have felt the equal of the giants of the Romantic Literature he so worshipped but the writing style he pioneered - scripted and sculptured emotional memoir - was to inspire generations of writers: Dickens, Dostoevsky, Virginia Woolf. This biography tells the riches-to-rags story of a figure of dazzling complexity and dazzling originality, whose rackety life was lived on the run. Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize (formerly the Samuel Johnson Prize) 2016
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Wilson, Frances
Dewey number
  • 828.8'09
  • 828.809
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • De Quincey, Thomas
  • Authors, English
  • Biography
Label
Guilty thing : a life of Thomas de Quincey, Frances Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781408839775
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9781408839775
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Guilty thing : a life of Thomas de Quincey, Frances Wilson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781408839775
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9781408839775
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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