Confessions Of An English Opium Eater

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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.

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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.

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Weight 0.082 kg
Dimensions 18 × 11.7 × 0.8 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

119

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

828.809 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K