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Thomas De Quincey

  • Brian Martin
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Part of the Macmillan Anthologies of English Literature book series (AEL)

Abstract

The possessor of ‘a prodigious memory’ and an ‘inexhaustible fertility of topics’ in his own estimation, De Quincey was able to make a substantial living from his writings. He was born in Manchester, educated at Bath, Winkfield, and Manchester Grammar School, from which he ran away, and at Worcester College, Oxford. He became a friend of Wordsworth and Coleridge, and took up residence at Grasmere.

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