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    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Thomas de Quincey, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine, Introduction and notes by David Ellis

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    DescriptionIn the first part of this famous work, published in 1821 but then revised and expanded in 1856, De Quincey vividly describes a number of experiences during his boyhood which he implies laid the foundations for his later life of helpless drug addiction. The second part consists of his remarkable account of the pleasures and pains of opium, ostensibly offered as a muted apology for the course his life had taken but often reading like a celebration of it. The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is thus both a classic of English autobiographical writing - the prose equivalent, in its own time, of Wordsworth's The Prelude or Growth of a Poet's Mind - and at the same time a crucial text in the long history of the Western World's ambivalent relationship with hard drugs. Full of psychological insight and colourful descriptive writing, it surprised and fascinated De Quincey's contemporaries and has continued to exert its powerful and eccentric appeal ever since.


 

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    Title
    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas de Quincey, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine, Introduction and notes by David Ellis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853260964
    ISBN 10: 1853260967
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25710
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY, CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000, FIC004000
    B&T General Subject: 500
    BISAC V2.8: SEL013000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    DC20: 828.708
    Thema V1.0: DNB, VFJK
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2ACB
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    01 December 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Herts