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An archived version of a 2007 NCSU course blog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?

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One response to “Stolen Words from Thomas De Quincy

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

    dibbs

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