Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

Product Number: EB00634219
Released: Feb 09, 2016
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ISBN: #9781504033954
Publisher: Open Road Media
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A timeless memoir of drug addiction from one of the leading intellectuals of the Victorian age At first, Thomas De Quincey found opium to be a harmless pleasure. A twenty-year-old intellectual living in nineteenth-century London, De Quincey took laudanum sparingly, spacing out his doses so their effect would not be dulled. But after years of casual use, intense stomach pains caused him to rely on the drug more and more, until he was taking opium daily, and living in a world divided between hallucinatory bliss and aching physical torment. De Quincey's account of his addiction made him a celebrity. His rhapsodies of hallucination influenced generations of authors, from Poe and Baudelaire to Jorge Luis Borges, and warned countless readers of the dangers of drug dependency.

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Author(s): Thomas De Quincey
Original Publish Date: Feb 09, 2016

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Author(s): Thomas De Quincey
Narrator(s): Gunnar Cauthery
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Released: Oct 01, 2015
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Author(s): Thomas De Quincey
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Author(s): Thomas De Quincey
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Released: May 17, 2015
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Author(s): Thomas De Quincey
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Author(s): Thomas De Quincey
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Released: Jul 21, 2016
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