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The Uncollected Writings of Thomas de Quincey - Vol. 1

With a Preface and Annotations by James Hogg

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Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 100,649 / 305 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 735
Added to site: 2006.07.19
mnybks.net#: 14225
Genre: Essays
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written to me in December 1824, in the belief that, as he expressed it, "many of your friends will rally about you, and urge you to some new undertaking of the same kind. If that should happen, I beg to say, that you may count upon me, as one of your men, for any extent of labour, to the best of my power, which you may choose to command." He wrote a translation of The Love-Charm of TIECK, with a notice of the Author. This is not reprinted in his Collected Works, though perhaps it is the most interesting of his translations from the German. In this spring and summer DE QUINCEY and I were in intimate companionship. It was a pleasant time of intellectual intercourse for me.'

There is no doubt The Love-Charm would have been reprinted had the Author lived to carry the Selections farther.

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The curious little Essay On Novels,--written in a Lady's Album, had passed out of MR. DAVEY'S hands before I became aware of its existence. The facsimile,

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