Confessions Of An English Opium Eater.

By: DE QUINCEY, THOMAS.

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First published in installments in the London Magazine in 1821, the work recounts De Quincey's early years as a precocious student of Greek, his flight from grammar school and subsequent adventures among the outcasts and prostitutes of London, studies at Oxford University and his introduction to opium in 1804 (he hoped that taking the drug would relieve a severe headache). It was the beginning of a long-term addiction to opium, whose effects on his mind are revealed in remarkably vivid descriptions of the dreams and visions he experienced while under its influence.

Title: Confessions Of An English Opium Eater.

Author Name: DE QUINCEY, THOMAS.

Categories: ADDICTIONS.,

Edition: Dover Thrift Editions.

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc., New York: 1995.:

ISBN Number: 0486287424

ISBN Number 13: 9780486287423

Binding: s

Book Condition: Softcover. Good condition.

Seller ID: 73887X1

Keywords: (Key Words: Thomas De Quincey, Opium, English Literature, English Romanticism, Narcotics, Addictions, Confessions).