Confessions of an English Opium-Eater [NOOK Book]

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Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) is a central figure of English Romanticism. CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OPIUM EATER, his best-known work, is an account of his early life and opium addiction.

De Quincey lived his full three score years and ten. But few would have predicted it, for his father and numerous of his siblings were carried off by tuberculosis. He owed his survival to opium: its powers kept the disease at bay, but in trade it kept De ...

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Overview

Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) is a central figure of English Romanticism. CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OPIUM EATER, his best-known work, is an account of his early life and opium addiction.

De Quincey lived his full three score years and ten. But few would have predicted it, for his father and numerous of his siblings were carried off by tuberculosis. He owed his survival to opium: its powers kept the disease at bay, but in trade it kept De Quincey its slave.

When the physical life hangs by a thread, nature often compensates with another gift. With De Quincey, it was his intellect, from which came this offering which lives to this day.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442938946
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
  • Publication date: 7/13/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 234 KB

Meet the Author

Thomas De Quincey was born August 15, 1785 and he died December 8, 1859. He was primarily known as an essayist, though his memoir of his addiction to laudanum (opium and alcohol), Confessions of an English Opium-Eater remains his best-known work.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2005

    Hopped up on Opium Confessions!

    I love Confessions of an English Opium-eater!It's one of the best books I've ever read, the way De Quincy depicts his life, along with others just takes you to where he is,what he's experiencing,feeling, everything! I think everyone who's ever considered doing drugs should read this then make their decision.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    This was very interesting and entertaining. One of my favorite b

    This was very interesting and entertaining. One of my favorite books.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    great book

    loved it

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    Joe is caca and poop 4 stars!!!!

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