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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Digireads.Com
Publication date January 1, 2013
Pages 154
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781420946901
ISBN-10 1420946900
Original list price $9.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product 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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This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
Paperback
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New edition from Oxford Univ Pr (March 1, 2013)
9780199600618 | details & prices | 332 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $13.95
About: "I took it: - and in an hour, oh!
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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.
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
 
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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.
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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