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De Quincey's Disciplines

Josephine McDonagh


This book reveals the English Opium-Eater to be a more complex and contradictory figure than is usually portrayed. All too often pigeon-holed as a latter-day Romantic and psychedelic dreamer, Thomas De Quincey is shown here to have been a prolific contributor to the periodicals of his day, on subjects as diverse as astronomy, economics, psychology, and politics. The author traces the formulation of De Quincey's disciplines through an examination of his less frequently scrutinized works – political commentaries, translations of German philosophy, numerous essays, his treatise on economics – and ... More

Keywords: Romantic, De Quincey, periodicals, intellectual, compromised, Victorian

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198112853
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112853.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Josephine McDonagh, author
University of Exeter