Confessions Of An English Opium-Eater

Quincey, Thomas De

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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is a powerful nineteenth-century autobiography tracing Thomas De Quincey’s journey of addiction, introduced by biographer, critic and academic Dr Frances Wilson.

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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 markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is introduced by biographer, critic and academic Dr Frances Wilson.

Thomas De Quincey takes us on a journey from his grammar school childhood to his homeless adolescence in Wales, from befriending prostitutes during his nocturnal wanderings in London to enrolling at Oxford University only to drop out when his drug use overcomes him. Thrust into a disorientating world of extreme euphoria and vivid nightmares, De Quincey’s life story is both unpredictable and deeply personal. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is considered to be the first published autobiography to explore the lure and effects of addiction.

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Weight 170 g
Dimensions 156 × 101 × 19 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

128

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

828.809 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K