Confessions of an English opium-eater and other writings

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'Thou has the keys of Paradise, oh just, subtle, and mighty opium!' Determined to counter the lies about opium that had been told by travellers to the Orient and the medical profession, De Quincey describes his addiction, the consciousness alteringproperties of the drug, its pleasures and its pains.
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display_description In 1804, while a student at Oxford, Thomas De Quincey was looking for relief from excruciating pain when a college acquaintance recommended opium. "Opium!" De Quincey wrote. "Dread agent of unimaginable pleasure and pain! I had heard of it as I had of manna or of Ambrosia, but no further: how unmeaning a sound it was at that time!" Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, De Quincey's best-known work, is an account of his early life and opium addiction, in prose that is by turns witty, conversational, and nightmarish. The Confessions involve the listener in De Quincey's childhood and schooling, describing in detail his flight at age sixteen from Manchester Grammar School, his wanderings in North Wales and London, and his experiences with opium, which developed into a lifelong dependency.
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table_of_contents Confessions of an English opium-eater -- Suspiria de profundis -- The English mail-coach.
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title Confessions of an English opium-eater and other writings
title_display Confessions of an English opium-eater and other writings
title_full Confessions of an English opium-eater and other writings / Thomas De Quincey ; edited with an introduction and notes by Barry Milligan, Confessions of an English opium-eater and other writings [electronic resource] / Thomas De Quincey
title_short Confessions of an English opium-eater and other writings
title_sort confessions of an english opium-eater and other writings
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