HON293C: Literary Scandals and Controversies

An archived version of a 2007 NCSU course blog

Stolen Words from Thomas De Quincy

On page 31, when discussing the plagiarism by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a name of Thomas De Quincy appeared as one of the accusers. Seven years before accusing Coleridge, De Quincy expressed extreme dismay against plagarism-hunting in a letter to the editor of the Edinburgh Saturday Night Post. Not only is his letter contradictory, but so is his reputation as being a plagiarist as well. An interesting quote from page 31, “Indeed, one can barely conduct a study of plagiarism amid the deafening sound of literary pots roaring at literary kettles.” What literary works has Thomas De Quincy writen and what has he plagiarized?

One response to “Stolen Words from Thomas De Quincy

  1. ChoNayse Sellers February 20, 2007 at 7:17 pm


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