Thomas De Quincey
(1785-1859)

Died aged c. 74

(For the writer and producer of Technotronic, see Jo Bogaert.) Thomas Penson De Quincey (/ˈtɒməs də ˈkwɪnsi/; 15 August 1785 – 8 December 1859) was an English essayist, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821). Many scholars suggest that in publishing this work De Quincey inaugurated the tradition of addiction literature in the West.

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Commemorated on 4 plaques

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Thomas de Quincy 1785-1859 wrote 'Confessions of an English Opium Eater' in this house

36 Tavistock Street, Westminster, WC2, London, United Kingdom where they wrote 'Confessions of an English Opium Eater'

Portico Library - 1806 Thomas Harrison architect (1744-1829) Richard Cobden John Dalton Elizabeth Gaskell Sir Robert Peel Thomas de Quincey Peter Mark Roget were readers here

Charlotte Street, Manchester, United Kingdom where they read

Thomas de Quincey [full inscription unknown]

79 Renfield Street, G2 1LP, Glasgow, United Kingdom where they was

The Lion. Dating from before 1618, the premier coaching on the London-Holyhead route. Famous visitors include Charles Dickens, Paganini, William IV, Jenny Lind, D'Quincy, Madame Tussaud, Disraeli. Particular features of note include Adam Ballroom & Tapestry Lounge

Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom where they stayed