Confessions of an English Opium Eater and Other Writings

Author: Thomas De Quincey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199600618
Release Date: 2013-02-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Suspiria de Profundis, and 'The English Mail-Coach' are De Quincey's finest essays in autobiography, published here with three appendices containing a wealth of related manuscript material and a comprehensive introduction and notes.

Confessions of an English Opium Eater

Author: Thomas De Quincey
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 9781775414629
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

You won't be able to put down this gripping first-hand account of opium addiction that shocked England after its initial publication in 1821. Thomas De Quincy was a renowned author and intellectual who fell prey to a laudanum addiction as a young man, and who later recounted his experiences in excruciating detail in a series of anonymously published magazine serials. This important early work provides a fascinating glimpse into the processes of drug addiction.