Questions tagged [thomas-de-quincey]

Questions about the English essayist Thomas De Quincey (1785 – 1859) and his works. His essays include 'Confessions of an English Opium-Eater' (1821) and 'On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth' (1823).

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What effect did the knocking at the gate in “Macbeth” have on Thomas De Quincey?

In Thomas De Quincey's 1823 essay "On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth", he describes the effect of the knocking on him when he was a boy: "it [the knocking] reflected back upon the murderer a ...
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Equestrian statues and wooden logs, what's the connection?

Here's a quote from Tomas de Quincey's "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater": Turkish opium-eaters, it seems, are absurd enough to sit, like so many equestrian statues, on logs of wood as stupid ...