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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date January 26, 2013
Pages 142
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781482082241
ISBN-10 1482082241
Dimensions 0.32 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $8.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A true and nightmarish journey to the heart of opium addiction as told by an educated 19th century addict. The author Thomas De Quincey was an English essayist who studied at Worcester College, Oxford, where, we are told, "he came to be looked upon as a strange being who associated with no one." During this time he began to take opium. He became an acquaintance of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, having already sought out Charles Lamb in London. His acquaintance with Wordsworth led to his settling in 1809 at Grasmere, in the Lake District. He died in Edinburgh and is buried in St Cuthbert's Churchyard. His book on opium addiction is broken down into three main parts; The Pleasures of Opium, which discusses the early and largely positive phase of the author's experience with the drug. Introduction to the Pains of Opium, which delivers a second installment of autobiography, taking De Quincey from youth to maturity; and The Pains of Opium, which recounts the extreme of the author's opium experience insomnia, nightmares, frightening visions, and difficult physical symptoms.

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from Createspace Independent Pub (July 13, 2015); titled "Confessions of an English Opium-eater: Being an Extract from the Life of a Scholar"
9781515066590 | details & prices | 96 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.22 in. | List price $5.99
This edition also contains Confessions of an English Opium-eater: Being an Extract from the Life of a Scholar
About: When it was first published anonymously in the October 1821 edition of the London Magazine, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater was a literary sensation.
from Createspace Independent Pub (July 8, 2015)
9781514867464 | details & prices | 112 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 0.26 in. | List price $8.95
This edition also contains Confessions of an English Opium-eater: Being an Extract from the Life of a Scholar
About: "The sense of space, and in the end, the sense of time, were both powerfully affected.
from Createspace Independent Pub (May 30, 2013); titled "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater: Being an Extract from the Life of a Scholar"
9781490301396 | details & prices | 162 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.37 in. | List price $7.99
About: Confessions of an English Opium-Eater was an autobiographical work by Thomas De Quincey.
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from Createspace Independent Pub (January 26, 2013)
9781482082241 | details & prices | 142 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.32 in. | List price $8.95
About: A true and nightmarish journey to the heart of opium addiction as told by an educated 19th century addict.

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