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THOMAS DE QUINCEY
(1785-1859)

from Essays in Philosophy: On Suicide

  The English essayist and critic, Thomas De Quincey, was one of the foremost figures in English Romanticism. De Quincey was born in Manchester of a mercantile family; at 17, he ran away from school and wandered through Wales and … Continue reading

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