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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings

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'I took it: - and in an hour, oh! Heavens! what a revulsion! what an upheaving, from its lowest depths, of the inner spirit! what an apocalypse of the world within me!' Thomas De Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821) launched a fascination…
On Murder
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|March 26, 2009

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'For if once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination' Thomas De Quincey's three essays 'On Murder…
Confessions Of An English Opium Eater
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|September 28, 1995

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Impressive account — admired for its introspective penetration and journalistic astuteness — of author's early years as a precocious student of Greek and Latin, his adventures among the outcasts and prostitutes of London, studies at Oxford University,…
Suspiria de Profundis and Other Writings
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|January 1, 2011

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Thomas De Quincey was an English author during the Romantic movement, associating with writers like Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. Best known for his command of the psychological fantasy story, De Quincey produced stories of the curious and…
The Confessions Of An English Opium-eater

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"I here present you, courteous reader, with the record of a remarkable period in my life: according to my application of it, I trust that it will prove not merely an interesting record, but in a considerable degree useful and instructive." So begins "The…
Confessions Of An English Opium Eater And Other Writings
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|March 26, 2019

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In an examination of his laudanum addiction and the dreams and visions the drug engendered, Thomas De Quincey lays bare the celestial pleasures and infernal lows of an existence dependent on "subtle and mighty opium". At once moving and rhapsodic, and suffused…
Confessions Of An English Opium-eater And Other Writings
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|April 29, 2003

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The first literary addiction memoir, featuring the autobiographical Suspiria de Profundis , the inspiration for the 2018 horror film Suspiria , starring Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton and directed by Luca Guadagnino In this remarkable autobiography, Thomas De…
Thomas De Quincey: Selected Writings
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|September 9, 2019

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This volume in the 21st Century Oxford Authors series offers students an authoritative, comprehensive selection of the work of Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859). The edition presents De Quincey's work in all of its rich variety, and offers the most thorough and…
Confessions of an English Opium-eater: Being an Extract From the Life of a Scholar ; From the Last…

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Substance Abuse Six Pack - Six Addiction Classics

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Intoxication has long been a questionable source of creativity for vice-loving artists, from hasheesh-smoking cave painters, mushroom-munching monks illuminating Medieval manuscripts with their hallucinatory visions, the narcotic memoirs of William S. Burroughs,…
The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey

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Definitive life of the author of CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OPIUM-EATER, journalist, political commentator and biographer. Thomas De Quincey's friendships with leading poets and men of letters in the Romantic and Victorian periods - including William Wordsworth,…
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