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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (Wordsworth Classics) by Thomas De Quincey - Paperback - 1999 - from Fleur Fine Books (SKU: 9781853260964)

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (Wordsworth Classics)

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (Wordsworth Classics) by Thomas De Quincey - Paperback - 1999 - from Fleur Fine Books (SKU: 9781853260964)

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (Wordsworth Classics)

by Thomas De Quincey

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Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Wordsworth Press, Paperback, 1999, Book Condition: New, In the first part of this famous work, published in 1821 but then revised and expanded in 1856, De Quincey vividly describes a number of experiences during his boyhood which he implies laid the foundations for his later life of helpless drug addiction. The second part consists of his remarkable account of the pleasures and pains of opium, ostensibly offered as a muted apology for the course his life had taken but often reading like a celebration of it. The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is thus both a classic of English autobiographical writing the prose equivalent, in its own time, of Wordsworths The Prelude or Growth of a Poets Mind and at the same time a crucial text in the long history of the Western Worlds ambivalent relationship with hard drugs. Full of psychological insight and colourful descriptive writing, it surprised and fascinated De Quinceys contemporaries and has continued to exert its powerful and eccentric appeal ever since. . 1999. TRADE PAPERBACK.

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Confessions of an English Opium-eater is an autobiographical account written by Thomas de Quincey about his addiction to laudanum - a combination of opium and alcohol - and its effects. He first had it published anonymously in the London Magazine in 1821, but it was released as a book the following year.

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Title
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (Wordsworth Classics)
Author
Thomas De Quincey
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TRADE PAPERBACK
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Paperback
ISBN 10
1853260967
ISBN 13
9781853260964
Publisher
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Place of Publication
United Kingdom
Date Published
1999
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