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Dinner Real and Reputed Thomas de Quincey

Dinner Real and Reputed

Medios de pago

    Dinner Real and Reputed

    Editorial: Good Press

    Idioma: Inglés

    ISBN: 4064066413330

    Formatos: ePub (con DRM de Adobe)

    Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

    Medios de pago
      Dinner Real and Reputed Thomas de Quincey

      Dinner Real and Reputed

      Medios de pago

        Dinner Real and Reputed

        Editorial: Good Press

        Idioma: Inglés

        ISBN: 4064066413330

        Formatos: ePub (con DRM de Adobe)

        Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

        Medios de pago
          Sinopsis
          The wit of De Quincey is evident in this short story about Romans, their mealtimes, pastimes and other things. This is a humorous discussion of what 'Dinner' actually is; when it should be eaten; what it should consist of and so on.
          Acerca de Thomas de Quincey

          Thomas De Quincey was born on 15 August 1789 in Manchester, the son of an affluent cloth merchant. He ran away from the Manchester Grammar school aged 17 and travelled in poverty in Wales and London before being reconciled with his family. He then attended Oxford University, where he first began to take opium. Despite excelling at his studies, De Quincey left university without completing his degree and married Margaret Simpson, the daughter of a local farmer. Having exhausted his inheritance, partly due to his addiction to opium, De Quincey found work as a journalist and wrote prolifically on various subjects for numerous publications. Confessions of a English Opium-Eater was published in the London Magazine in 1821 and found instant success. He went on to write several novels and biographies, and his unusual autobiographical style made his work extremely popular on both sides of the Atlantic. When De Quincey's wife Margaret died in 1837, his opium addiction worsened and he moved away from London to Scotland to relieve his straitened finances. He died in Edinburgh on 8 December 1859

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