Confessions of an English Opium Eater

Confessions of an English Opium Eater
Confessions of an English Opium Eater
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Confessions of an English Opium Eater
T. De Quincey, B. Milligan
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Confessions of an English Opium Eater

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A masterpiece of autobiography, and perhaps the first literary memoir of an addict, the Penguin Classics edition of Thomas De Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is edited with an introduction by Barry Milligan. Confessions is a remarkable account of the pleasures and pains of worshipping at the 'Church of Opium'. Thomas De Quincey consumed daily large quantities of laudanum (at the time a legal painkiller), and this autobiography of addiction hauntingly describes his surreal visions and hallucinatory nocturnal wanderings through London, along with the nightmares, despair and paranoia to which he became prey.

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ISBN13 (SKU)
9780140439014
Title
Confessions of an English Opium Eater
Author
T. De Quincey, B. Milligan
Edition
1st
Publisher
Penguin Random House SA
Publication Date
2003
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Format Type
Physical
Number of Pages
352
Institutions
Wits
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