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Confessions of an English opium-eater.

by Thomas De Quincey

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Published by Taylor and Hessey in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsMoyes, J., Birdsall (W.) & Son.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 206 p. ;
    Number of Pages206
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14001677M

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is a graphic, honest, autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum addiction and its profound effect on his life. Confessions was the first major work De Quincey published and the one which won him lasting fame. This intensely riveting audiobook edition is therefore a must for. 'I took it: and in an hour, oh! Heavens! what a revulsion! what an upheaving, from its lowest depths, of the inner spirit! what an apocalypse of the world within me!'Thomas De Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium-Eater () launched a fascination with .

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    Read The Pains of Opium of Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey. The text begins: As when some great painter dips His pencil in the gloom of earthquake and eclipse. SHELLEY'S Revolt of Islam. Reader, who have thus far accompanied me, I must request your attention to a brief explanatory note on three points: 1. For several reasons I have not been able to compose the notes. Read Preliminary Confessions of Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey. The text begins: These preliminary confessions, or introductory narrative of the youthful adventures which laid the foundation of the writer's habit of opium-eating in after-life, it has been judged proper to premise, for three several reasons: 1.


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