Confessions Of An English Opium Eater

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Confessions Of An English Opium Eater

Author : Thomas De Quincey
ISBN : 1853260967
Genre : Fiction
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A work, published in 1821, in which the author describes a number of experiences during his boyhood which he implies laid the foundations for his later life of helpless drug addiction. Full of psychological insight and descriptive writing, it consists of his remarkable account of the pleasures and pains of opium.
Category: Fiction

Confessions Of An English Opium Eater

Author : Thomas De Quincey
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111563115
Genre : Poetry
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The Confessions appeared in 1821, in the September and October issues of the London Magazine, followed in the next year by publication in book form. De Quincey was thirty-six. It was his first significant published work, enormously successful; and it remains today not merely a masterpiece but also a very modern work, touching on matters - drugs, dreams, childhood traumas, the workings of the mind - which have a permanent relevance. Over thirty years later he revised and expanded the text for an edition of his collected works, losing in the process much of the freshness and power of the 1822 version.
Category: Poetry

Confessions Of An English Opium Eater And Other Writings

Author : Thomas De Quincey
ISBN : 9780191637902
Genre : Fiction
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'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 (1821) launched a fascination with drug use and abuse that has continued from his day to ours. In the Confessions De Quincey invents recreational drug taking, but he also details both the lurid nightmares that beset him in the depths of his addiction as well as his humiliatingly futile attempts to renounce the drug. Suspiria de Profundis centres on the deep afflictions of De Quincey's childhood, and examines the powerful and often paradoxical relationship between drugs and human creativity. In 'The English Mail-Coach', the tragedies of De Quincey's past are played out with horrifying repetitiveness against a backdrop of Britain as a Protestant and an imperial power. This edition presents De Quincey's finest essays in impassioned autobiography, together with three appendices that are highlighted by a wealth of manuscript material related to the three main texts. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Category: Fiction

Confessions Of An English Opium Eater

Author : Thomas De Quincey
ISBN : 9781770481053
Genre : Fiction
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater remains its author’s most famous and frequently-read work and one of the period’s central statements about both the power and terror of imagination. De Quincey describes the intense “pleasures” and harrowing “pains” of his opium use in lyrical and dramatic prose. A notorious success since its 1821 publication, the work has been an important influence on philosophers, theorists, and psychologists, as well as literary writers, of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. But Confessions is only one part of a larger confessional project conceived by De Quincey over the course of his writing career. Gathered together in this edition, these texts provide a fascinating glimpse of early nineteenth-century British aesthetic, medical, psychological, political, philosophical, social, racial, national, and imperialist attitudes. This edition includes the 1821 text of Confessions, its important sequel Suspiria de Profundis (1845), and its sequel, The English Mail-Coach (1849), as well as extensive appendices.
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Confessions Of An English Opium Eater Illustrated

Author : Thomas de Quincey
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is an autobiographical E16account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum addiction and its effect on his life. The Confessions was "the first major work De Quincey published and the one which won him fame almost overnight.
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