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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auth_author2 Milligan, Barry., Whitworth, Thomas.
author De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859.
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display_description Thomas De Quincey, an English essayist during the turn of the nineteenth century, began life as a fairly sickly child, and would spend much of his life in the grips of one illness or another. Through a series of misguided attempts at getting an education, De Quincey dropped out of college and instead became a vagrant. The youth barely had enough food to eat and resorted to begging in order to survive. These years served as a depressing foundation for his later years, which were marred by isolation and solitude. After eventually returning to and graduating from university, De Quincey became a journalist and translator. His works gained little popularity. De Quiney's resulting depression crippled him, and the forlorn man turned to opium in order to escape from reality. The use quickly turned to abuse, though, which was the subject of De Quincey's most famous work "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater." The piece made him an overnight sensation as it detailed his personal background and spiraling drug abuse. De Quincey revised and republished the piece a number of times in order to address questions and criticisms that the population had about his portrayal of the addiction. This essay, along with three other works, are included in the collection "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings."
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subject_facet Authors, English -- 19th century -- Biography, De Quincey, Thomas, -- 1785-1859, Drug addicts -- Great Britain -- Biography, Electronic books, Opium abuse -- England, Opium abuse -- England -- History -- 19th century
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, 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
topic_facet Authors, English, De Quincey, Thomas, Drug addicts, Electronic books, History, Opium abuse