Definition of De Quincey
1. Noun. English writer who described the psychological effects of addiction to opium (1785-1859).
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Literary usage of De Quincey
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"Ele things that De Quincey ever wrote were is Autobiographic Sketches, ... And it was from this cause that De Quincey was, in public estimation, ..."
2. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1916)
"Leigh Hunt and De Quincey—again to cross the ties—were both eminent examples of "the man-of-letters-of-all-work," who, arising in the late seventeenth, ..."
3. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by George Saintsbury (1917)
"Every now and then, as in the well-known "Note on the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth" De Quincey will display evidence (whether original or suggested) of ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"On his return to England, his mother having now settled at St John's Priory, a residence near Chester, De Quincey was sent to the Manchester grammar school, ..."
5. English Literature: Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the by William Joseph Long (1909)
"In 1821 he published his first famous work, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, and for nearly forty THOMAS De Quincey afterwards he wrote industriously, ..."
6. Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860 by George Saintsbury (1890)
"De Quincey IN not a few respects the literary lot of Thomas De Quincey, ... But if De Quincey had thus attributed to him work that was not his, ..."