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Thomas De Quincey

English author

1785   -   1859

country of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
educated at: Brasenose College, Worcester College, Manchester Grammar School
occupation: linguist, journalist, writer, novelist, translator

Thomas Penson De Quincey (; 15 August 1785 – 8 December 1859) was an English essayist, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821). Many scholars suggest that in publishing this work De Quincey inaugurated the tradition of addiction literature in the West.
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