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On Murder
By Robert Morrison (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date August 31, 2009
Pages 201
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780199539048
ISBN-10 0199539049
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $12.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: The titular essay in this volume of work by Thomas De Quincey 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 art of murder and its perfections. This volume also contains De Quincey's best-known piece of literary criticism, "On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth," and his finest tale of terror, "The Avenger," a disturbing exploration of violence, vigilantism, and religious persecution. Ranging from gruesomely vivid reportage and brilliantly funny satiric high jinks to penetrating literary and aesthetic criticism, these essays had a remarkable impact on crime, terror, and detective fiction. They are also a key contribution to the satiric tradition, as well as on the rise of nineteenth-century decadence. The bibliography is the most extensive available on critical responses to De Quincey's essays on murder and violence, and the essays included here have never been annotated so thoroughly before. They reveal--often for the first time--De Quincey's debts, remarkable erudition, and encyclopedic knowledge of contemporary crime.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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With Thomas De Quincey | Reissue edition from Oxford Univ Pr (August 31, 2009)
9780199539048 | details & prices | 201 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $12.95
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About: The titular essay in this volume of work by Thomas De Quincey centers on the notorious career of the murderer John Williams, who in 1811 brutally killed seven people in London's East End.
from Oxford Univ Pr (February 16, 2006)
9780192805669 | details & prices | 201 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $12.95
About: The titular essay in this volume of work by Thomas De Quincey centers on the notorious career of the murderer John Williams, who in 1811 brutally killed seven people in London's East End.

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