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Confessions of an English opium-eater

Thomas De Quincey

Confessions of an English opium-eater

and Suspiria de profundis

by Thomas De Quincey

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Published by Doubleday in Garden City, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Opium abuse -- England,
  • Drug addicts -- Great Britain -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    1

    StatementThomas De Quincey.
    GenreBiography.
    SeriesDoubleday Dolphin Master
    ContributionsDe Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR"4534"C6"1975
    The Physical Object
    Pagination233 p.
    Number of Pages233
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20671397M

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      The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is a startling firsthand account by English translator and essayist THOMAS DE QUINCEY () of his addiction to opium, which he initially began taking to soothe the pain of his nerve disorders and eventually resorted to for its capacity to enhance his creativity. Explosive and unforgiving, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater describes in searing detail the pleasure, pain and mind-expanding powers of opium. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon by:

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is a graphic, honest, autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum addiction and its profound effect on his life. Confessions was the first major work De Quincey published and the one which won him lasting fame. This intensely riveting audiobook edition is therefore a must for. “Thou hast the keys of Paradise, O just, subtle, and mighty Opium!” Though apparently presenting the reader with a collage of poignant memories, temporal digressions and random anecdotes, the Confessions is a work of immense sophistication and certainly one of the most impressive and influential of all autobiographies.


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Being an Extract from the Life of a Scholar. TO THE READER. — I here present you, courteous reader, with the record of a remarkable period in my life: according to my application of it, I trust that it will prove, not merely an interesting record, but, in a considerable degree, useful and instructive.3/5(13).

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