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Confessions of an English opium-eater and other writings

Author: Thomas De Quincey; Barry Milligan
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2003.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Confessions is a remarkable account of the pleasures and pains of worshipping at the 'Church of Opium'. Thomas De Quincey consumed daily large quantities of laudanum (at the time a legal painkiller), and this autobiography of addiction hauntingly describes his surreal visions and hallucinatory nocturnal wanderings through London, along with the nightmares, despair and paranoia to which he became prey. The result is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Thomas De Quincey; Thomas De Quincey; Thomas De Quincey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas De Quincey; Barry Milligan
ISBN: 0140439013 9780140439014
OCLC Number: 51272324
Description: xliv, 296 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Confessions of an English opium-eater --
Suspiria de profundis --
The English mail-coach.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Thomas De Quincey ; edited with an introduction and notes by Barry Milligan.
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