Confessions Of An English Opium-Eater and Literary Reminiscences (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Confessions Of An English Opium-Eater and Literary Reminiscences (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Thomas De Quincey
     
 


In this haunting autobiography, De Quincey describes the pleasures and pains of his addiction to opium, the surreal visions and hallucinations that accompanied his nocturnal wanderings through London, and the despair, nightmares, and paranoia he suffered. First published in 1821, this remarkable volume paved the way for later generations of literary drug users.

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In this haunting autobiography, De Quincey describes the pleasures and pains of his addiction to opium, the surreal visions and hallucinations that accompanied his nocturnal wanderings through London, and the despair, nightmares, and paranoia he suffered. First published in 1821, this remarkable volume paved the way for later generations of literary drug users. Also includes "Suspiria de Profundis," "The English Mail-Coach," and his "Literary Reminiscences" of Lamb, Coleridge, and Wordsworth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411437371
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
550
File size:
789 KB

Meet the Author

Thomas De Quincey (1785–1859) was an English journalist, translator, and essayist. He began taking opium while a student at Oxford and published a book about his experiences with the narcotic. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater caused a sensation when published and earned De Quincey both literary acquaintances and more writing assignments.

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