Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

  • Author: Thomas De Quincey
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • ISBN: 1770481052
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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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.

De Quincey's Works ...: Confessions of an English opium-eater, to which is added The daughter of Lebanon

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De Quincey's Works ...: Confessions of an English opium-eater, to which is added The daughter of Lebanon

De Quincey's Works ...: Confessions of an English opium-eater, to which is added The daughter of Lebanon

  • Author: Thomas De Quincey
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Confessions of an English opium-eater, and kindred papers

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Confessions of an English opium-eater, and kindred papers

Confessions of an English opium-eater, and kindred papers

  • Author: Thomas De Quincey
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Confessions of an English Opium-eater

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Confessions of an English Opium-eater

Confessions of an English Opium-eater

And, Suspiria de Profundis

  • Author: Thomas De Quincey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Opium abuse
  • Page: 288
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Ann of Oxford Street

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Ann of Oxford Street

Ann of Oxford Street

From "Confessions of an English Opium Eater."

  • Author: Thomas De Quincey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Authors, English
  • Page: 44
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings

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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings

  • Author: Thomas De Quincey
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191637904
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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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.

The Confessions of an English Opium-eater

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The Confessions of an English Opium-eater

The Confessions of an English Opium-eater

  • Author: Thomas De Quincey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Opium abuse
  • Page: 230
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Confessions of an English opium-eater. Repr., with notes of De Quincey's conversations, by R. Woodhouse, and other additions, ed. by R. Garnett

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Confessions of an English opium-eater. Repr., with notes of De Quincey's conversations, by R. Woodhouse, and other additions, ed. by R. Garnett

Confessions of an English opium-eater. Repr., with notes of De Quincey's conversations, by R. Woodhouse, and other additions, ed. by R. Garnett

  • Author: Thomas De Quincey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Opium abuse
  • Page: 275
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Confessions of an Opium Eater

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Confessions of an Opium Eater

Confessions of an Opium Eater

  • Author: Thomas De Quincey
  • Publisher: BookRix
  • ISBN: 3736806957
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 150
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is an autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum (opium and alcohol) 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..." From its first appearance, the literary style of the Confessions attracted attention and comment. De Quincey was well-read in the English literature of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and assimilated influences and models from Sir Thomas Browne and other writers. Arguably the most famous and often-quoted passage in the Confessions is the apostrophe to opium in the final paragraph of The Pleasures: "Oh! just, subtle, and mighty opium! that to the hearts of poor and rich alike, for the wounds that will never heal, and for 'the pangs that tempt the spirit to rebel,' bringest an assuaging balm; eloquent opium! that with thy potent rhetoric stealest away the purposes of wrath; and to the guilty man, for one night givest back the hopes of his youth, and hands washed pure of blood...."