On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts

And Other Writings

Author: Thomas de Quincey

Publisher: The Floating Press

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 205

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Take a look at the entertainment landscape today -- the most popular books, movies, and television shows all revolve around murder and its dissection by brilliant investigators. Renowned British essayist Thomas de Quincey stumbled on this truth early in the nineteenth century, prompting him to pen the satirical piece "On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts." In it, de Quincey gets to the very heart of our ongoing obsession with the finer points of killing.

Murder Considered As One of the Fine Arts

Author: Thomas De Quincey

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Page: 304

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Murder considered as one of the Fine Arts By Thomas de Quincey In this dispassionate analysis of the act of murder, De Quincey's innovative, idio-syncratic artistic vision found space for gruesome reportage, satire, aesthetic and literary criticism, in a work strewn with examples ranging from antiquity to his own time, including the urban serial-killer John Williams. De Quincey's seminal 1827 work was greatly influential on such writers as Poe, Baudelaire and Borges, and the trace of its impact can still be found today in modern satire, black humour and crime and detective fiction. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

De Quincey: On Murder, Considered as One of the Fine Arts. the English Mail-Coach. the Last Days of Immanuel Kant. Recollections O

Author: Thomas De Quincey

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

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Category: History

Page: 436

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On Murder

Author: Thomas De Quincey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 201

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Thomas De Quincey's three essays 'On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts' centre on the notorious career of the murderer John Williams, who in 1811 brutally killed seven people in London's East End. De Quincey coolly dissects the art of murder and its perfections, in a mixture of reportage, black satire, and aesthetic criticism. The volume also contains 'On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth' and De Quincey's finest tale of terror, 'The Avenger'.

On Murder Considered As One of the Fine Arts

Being an Address Made to a Gentleman's Club Concerning Its Aesthetic Appreciation

Author: Thomas De Quincey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

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Category: True Crime

Page: 66

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In this dispassionate analysis of the act of murder, De Quincey's innovative, idiosyncratic artistic vision found space for gruesome reportage, satire, literary criticism, and aesthetic judgments, in a work strewn with examples ranging from antiquity to his own time, including the urban serial-killer John Williams. In addition to this essay's Swiftian exercise in irony, he investigated the Williams case further in a postscript, resulting in a dramatic suspense-filled narrative that prefigures Capote's In Cold Blood and the modern true-crime genre. Specifically, On Murder Considered As One of the Fine Arts centers on the notorious career of the murderer John Williams, who in 1811 brutally killed seven people in London's East End. De Quincey's response to Williams's attacks turns morality on its head, celebrating and coolly dissecting the act of murder as performance art; a perverse cause de celebration creeping out of the dank London fog.

De Quincey

On Murder, Considered as One of the Fine Arts. the English Mail-Coach. the Last Days of Immanuel Kant. Recollections O

Author: Thomas De Quincey

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN:

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Page: 438

View: 981

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ De Quincey: On Murder, Considered As One Of The Fine Arts. The English Mail-coach. The Last Days Of Immanuel Kant. Recollections Of Charles Lamb; Volume 2 Of De Quincey: A Selection Of His Best Works; Thomas De Quincey Thomas De Quincey William Henry Bennett David Stott, 1889

De Quincey

On Murder, Considered as One of the Fine Arts. the English Mail-Coach. the Last Days of Immanuel Kant. Recollections of Charles Lamb

Author: Thomas de Quincey

Publisher: Franklin Classics

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Page: 436

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Works of Thomas de Quincey V4

On Murder, Considered as One of the Fine Arts, Revolt of the Tartar

Author: Thomas De Quincey

Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC

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Page: 372

View: 298

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1878 Edition.

Murder as a Fine Art

Author: David Morrell

Publisher: Mulholland Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 899

ALA Reading List Award for Best Mystery GASLIT LONDON IS BROUGHT TO ITS KNEES IN DAVID MORRELL'S BRILLIANT HISTORICAL THRILLER. Thomas De Quincey, infamous for his memoir Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, is the major suspect in a series of ferocious mass murders identical to ones that terrorized London forty-three years earlier. The blueprint for the killings seems to be De Quincey's essay "On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts." Desperate to clear his name but crippled by opium addiction, De Quincey is aided by his devoted daughter Emily and a pair of determined Scotland Yard detectives. In Murder as a Fine Art, David Morrell plucks De Quincey, Victorian London, and the Ratcliffe Highway murders from history. Fogbound streets become a battleground between a literary star and a brilliant murderer, whose lives are linked by secrets long buried but never forgotten.

The Ratcliffe Murders

Being the Postscript to the Essay "On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts."

Author: Thomas De Quincey

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Category: Murder

Page: 26

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The Ratcliff Highway Murders

From "On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts"

Author: Thomas De Quincey

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Category: Serial murders

Page: 80

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Of The Murder Considered As One of the Fine Arts

Author: Thomas de Quincey

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Page: 52

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De Quincey starts from the real crimes committed by John Williams to construct a single text, on the principles of murder, not in order to regulate the practice but to clarify the trial. It indicates such useful advice as, for example, that "the subject chosen to be assassinated should be in good health. Assassinate, yes, but with art. And with one of the best samples of literature in the English language.