Miscellaneous Essays of Thomas de Quincey

Thomas de QUINCEY (1785 - 1859)

The Hunter Thompson of the 19th Century, de Quincey is best known for his Confessions of an English Opium Eater (an activity shared with his hero, Samuel Coleridge, much to Wordsworth’s dismay). However, de Quincey’s literary genius is best captured in his essays, which, according to Wikipedia: His immediate influence extended to Edgar Allan Poe, Fitz Hugh Ludlow and Charles Baudelaire, but even major 20th century writers such as Jorge Luis Borges admired and claimed to be partly influenced by his work. (written by TTM)

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 ON THE KNOCKING AT THE GATE IN MACBETH Richard Grove
00:15:08
Play 02 ON MURDER, CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE FINE ARTS, PART I ML Cohen
00:15:10
Play 03 ON MURDER, CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE FINE ARTS, PART II ML Cohen
00:27:15
Play 04 ON MURDER, CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE FINE ARTS, PART III ML Cohen
00:27:32
Play 05 SECOND PAPER ON MURDER, CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE FINE ARTS Cori Samuel
00:42:02
Play 06 JOAN OF ARC, PART I (Context) Robin Cotter
00:30:10
Play 07 JOAN OF ARC, PART II (Education) Robin Cotter
00:20:35
Play 08 JOAN OF ARC, PART III (Capture &Trial) Robin Cotter
00:23:18
Play 09 JOAN OF ARC, PART IV (Martyrdom) Robin Cotter
00:25:33
Play 10 THE ENGLISH MAIL-COACH; OR, THE GLORY OF MOTION, PART I Tim Makarios
00:53:59
Play 11 THE ENGLISH MAIL-COACH; OR, THE GLORY OF MOTION, PART II Tim Makarios
00:21:40
Play 12 THE VISION OF SUDDEN DEATH, PART I Hugh McGuire
00:46:32
Play 13 THE VISION OF SUDDEN DEATH, PART II (DREAM-FUGUE ON PART I) Hugh McGuire
00:25:53
Play 14 DINNER, REAL AND REPUTED, PART I Robert Scott
00:34:34
Play 15 DINNER, REAL AND REPUTED, PART II Robert Scott
00:28:36
Play 16 DINNER, REAL AND REPUTED, PART III Robert Scott
00:28:57
Play 17 DINNER, REAL AND REPUTED, PART IV Robert Scott
00:25:40