The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

Author: Thomas De Quincey

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 257

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Determined to counter the lies about opium that had been told by travellers to the Orient and the medical profession, De Quincey describes his addiction, the consciousness altering properties of the drugs, its pleasures and its pains.

The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

Author: Thomas De Quincey

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0192836544

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

View: 1072


Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is an account of the early life and opium addiction of Thomas De Quincey, in prose which is by turns witty, conversational, and nightmarish. 'On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth' offers both a small masterpiece of Shakespearian interpretation and a provocative statement of De Quincey's personal aesthetic of contrast and counterpoint. Suspiria de Profundis blends autobiography and philosophical speculation into a series of dazzling prose-poems which explore the mysteries of time, memory, and suffering. 'The English Mail-Coach' develops a richly apocalyptic vision which sets nineteenth-century England's political and imperial grandeur against the suffering and loss of innocence which it entails. This selection presents De Quincey's major works in their original uncut and unrevised versions, which in some cases have not been available for many years.

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

Author: Thomas De Quincey

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775414620

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 162

View: 3731


You won't be able to put down this gripping first-hand account of opium addiction that shocked England after its initial publication in 1821. Thomas De Quincy was a renowned author and intellectual who fell prey to a laudanum addiction as a young man, and who later recounted his experiences in excruciating detail in a series of anonymously published magazine serials. This important early work provides a fascinating glimpse into the processes of drug addiction.

Confessions of an English Opium Eater

Author: Thomas De Quincey

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141043890

Category: Authors, English

Page: 128

View: 534


In this selection for Penguin's Great Ideas series, De Quincey discusses his opium addiction, tells how it began, and reveals how his life progressed while under the spell of this habit.

Confessions of an English Opium-eater

Author: Thomas De Quincey

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260964

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 1583


A work, published in 1821, in which the author describes a number of experiences during his boyhood which he implies laid the foundations for his later life of helpless drug addiction. Full of psychological insight and descriptive writing, it consists of his remarkable account of the pleasures and pains of opium.