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On Murder, Considered as One of the Fine Arts, And Other Related Texts

By De Quincey, Thomas

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Title: On Murder, Considered as One of the Fine Arts, And Other Related Texts  
Author: De Quincey, Thomas
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Quincey, T. D. (n.d.). On Murder, Considered as One of the Fine Arts, And Other Related Texts. Retrieved from http://www.netlibrary.net/


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Excerpt: TO THE EDITOR OF BLACKWOOD?S MAGAZINE. SIR, We have all heard of a Society for the Promotion of Vice, of the Hell?Fire Club, &c. At Brighton, I think it was, that a Society was formed for the Suppression of Virtue. That society was itself suppressed but I am sorry to say that another exists in London, of a character still more atrocious. In tendency, it may be denominated a Society for the Encouragement of Murder; but, according to their own delicate [Greek here] it is styled The Society of Connoisseurs in Murder. They profess to be curious in homicide; amateurs and dilettanti in the various modes of bloodshed; and, in short, Murder?Fanciers. Every fresh atrocity of that class, which the police annals of Europe bring up, they meet and criticise as they would a picture, statue, or other work of art. But I need not trouble myself with any attempt to describe the spirit of their proceedings, as you will collect that much better from one of the Monthly Lectures read before the society last year. This has fallen into my hands accidentally, in spite of all the vigilance exercised to keep their transactions from the public eye. The publication of it will alarm them.

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Table of Contents: ON MURDER, CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE FINE ARTS, AND OTHER RELATED TEXTS, 1 -- THOMAS DE QUINCEY, 1 -- TO THE EDITOR OF BLACKWOOD'S MAGAZINE, 1 -- LECTURE, 2 -- SECOND PAPER ON MURDER, 15 -- THREE MEMORABLE MURDERS, 22


 

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