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Confessions of An English Opium Eater

Thomas De Quincey


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Describes the surreal hallucinations, insomnia and nightmarish visions, the author experienced while consuming daily large amounts of laudanum. This book presents an account of the pleasures and pains of opium that forged a link between artistic self-expression and addiction.
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  • Paperback
    $16.94
ISBN: 9780141043890
ANNOTATION:
Describes the surreal hallucinations, insomnia and nightmarish visions, the author experienced while consuming daily large amounts of laudanum. This book presents an account of the pleasures and pains of opium that forged a link between artistic self-expression and addiction.

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Describes the surreal hallucinations, insomnia and nightmarish visions, the author experienced while consuming daily large amounts of laudanum. This book presents an account of the pleasures and pains of opium that forged a link between artistic self-expression and addiction.

Publisher Description

Describing the surreal hallucinations, insomnia and nightmarish visions he experienced while consuming daily large amounts of laudanum, Thomas De Quincey's legendary account of the pleasures and pains of opium forged a link between artistic self-expression and addiction, and paved the way for later generations of literary drug-takers from Baudelaire to Burroughs. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are. %%%Describing the surreal hallucinations, insomnia and nightmarish visions he experienced while consuming daily large amounts of laudanum, Thomas De Quincey's legendary account of the pleasures and pains of opium forged a link between artistic self-expression and addiction, and paved the way for later generations of literary drug-takers from Baudelaire to Burroughs.

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Author Biography

Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) studied at Oxford, failing to take his degree but discovering opium. He later met Coleridge, Southey and the Wordsworths. From 1828 until his death he lived in Edinburgh and made his living from journalism.

Product Details

Author
Thomas De Quincey
Pages
128
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Series
Penguin Great Ideas
Year
2009
ISBN-10
014104389X
ISBN-13
9780141043890
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2009-08-27
Media
Book
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade