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Published: 31 August 2009

240 Pages

5-1/4 x 7-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199539048

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On Murder

Thomas De Quincey
Edited by Robert Morrison

Oxford World's Classics

  • The only edition to include all De Quincey's essays on murder, which contain his most engaging and disturbing thoughts on criminality, art, violence, and the sublime. They are a key contribution to the satiric tradition, and to the literature of terror, decadence, and detection.
  • The Introduction examines De Quincey's contribution to the literature of crime, violence, decadence, and detection.
  • The bibliography is the most extensive available on critical responses to De Quincey's essays on murder and violence. The essays have never been annotated so thorougly before. They reveal - often for the first time - De Quincey's debts, remarkable erudition, and encyclopaedic knowledge of contemporary crime.
  • The appendices contain De Quincey's three little-known manuscript essays 'On Murder'

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