This book contains:
- Letters to a young man whose education has been neglected
- Memorial chronology, on a new and more apprehensible system
- On Suicide
- System of the heavens as revealed by Lord Rosse’s telescopes
- Sir William Hamilton
- Sir James Mackintosh
- Kant in his miscellaneous essays
- The last days of Immanuel Kant
About De Quincey:
Thomas Penson De Quincey (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.
His immediate influence extended to Edgar Allan Poe, Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Charles Baudelaire and Nikolai Gogol, but even major 20th-century writers such as Jorge Luis Borges admired and claimed to be partly influenced by his work. Berlioz also loosely based his Symphonie fantastique on Confessions of an English Opium Eater, drawing on the theme of the internal struggle with one’s self.