The Avenger, a Narrative; And Other Papers

By THOMAS DE QUINCEY, Author of “Confessions of an Opium-Eater,” etc. Boston : Ticknor & Fields. 16mo.

THIS is the twenty-first volume of De Quincey’s miscellaneous writings, collected by the indefatigable American editor, Mr. James T. Fields. It contains “The Avenger,” a powerful story of wrong and revenge ; “ Additions to the Confessions of an Opium-Eater ” ; “Supplementary Note on the Essenes,” in which the theory of the original paper is supported against objections by some new arguments ; along paper on “China,” published in 1857, and full of information in regard to that empire ; and “Traditions of the Rabbins," one of the most exquisite papers in the list of the author’s writings.