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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date May 1, 2003
Pages 464
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140439014
ISBN-10 0140439013
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.56 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $15.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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 Quincey hauntingly describes the surreal visions and hallucinatory nocturnal wanderings he took through London—and the nightmares, despair, and paranoia to which he became prey—under the influence of the then-legal painkiller laudanum. Forging a link between artistic self-expression and addiction, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings seamlessly weaves the effects of drugs and the nature of dreams, memory, and imagination. First published in 1821, it paved the way for later generations of literary drug users, from Baudelaire to Burroughs, and anticipated psychoanalysis with its insights into the subconscious.

This edition is based on the original serial version of 1821, and reproduces two “sequels”: Suspiria de Profundis (1845) and The English Mail-Coach (1849). It also includes a critical introduction discussing the romantic figure of the addict and the tradition of confessional literature, and an appendix on opium in the nineteenth century.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780899666099
 
from Buccaneer Books (June 1, 1987)
9780899666099 | details & prices | List price $24.95
About: This unique selection includes a number of texts not available elsewhere.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140439014 Book cover for 9780192816757 Book cover for 9780192836540 Book cover for 9780881841305 Book cover for 9781420946901
 
With Thomas De Quincey | from Digireads.Com (January 1, 2013); titled "Confessions of an English Opium Eater and Other Writings"
9781420946901 | details & prices | 154 pages | List price $9.99
This edition also contains Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings
About: 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.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Barry Milligan | Reissue edition from Penguin Classics (May 1, 2003); titled "Confessions of an English Opium Eater: And Other Writings"
9780140439014 | details & prices | 464 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.56 lbs | List price $15.00
About: 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 Quincey hauntingly describes the surreal visions and hallucinatory nocturnal wanderings he took through London—and the nightmares, despair, and paranoia to which he became prey—under the influence of the then-legal painkiller laudanum.
With Grevel Lindop | from Oxford Univ Pr (September 17, 1998)
9780192836540 | details & prices | 304 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $12.95
About: This selection of De Quincey's writings includes the title piece--his most famous work--as well as "On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth," "The English Mail-Coach," and the Suspiria de Profundis.
Reissue edition from Carroll & Graf Pub (October 1, 1985); titled "Confessions of an English Opium Eater and Other Writings"
9780881841305 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $4.95
About: This unique selection includes a number of texts not available elsewhere.
With Matthew J. Streb | from Oxford Univ Pr (August 1, 1985)
9780192816757 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $9.95
This edition also contains Rethinking American Electoral Democracy
About: An English literary journalist narrates the circumstances that caused him to become addicted to opium in the early nineteenth century

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