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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date July 13, 2015
Pages 96
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781515066590
ISBN-10 1515066592
Dimensions 0.22 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $5.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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. The author of this shocking autobiographical record of addiction, spun in a rich literary style, was Thomas De Quincey, a close associate of William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Confessions went through many printings and made De Quincey famous.

Often pointed to as the first narcotics memoir, Confessions anticipated the new sub-genre of addiction literature that would flourish in the second half of the twentieth century and was an immediate influence on Edgar Allan Poe, Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Charles Baudelaire and Nikolai Gogol. It was also the inspiration for Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is both a classic of the English autobiographical genre and a harrowing study of addiction.

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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.
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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