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Thomas de Quincey began using laudanum (opium and alcohol) at the age of 28 for stomach pains, but soon after began using it regularly. His life eventually became a back-and-forth struggle with addiction. The later part of his life was riddled with withdrawal-induced nightmares and hallucinations, until it became impossible for de Quincey to distinguish reality from illusion. Confessions is an honest and insightful account of addiction in the 19th century from the addict's point of view. Many of the side effects of opium use that de Quncey describes were previously unknown prior to the publication of Confessions 1822.
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Impressive account — admired for its introspective penetration and journalistic astuteness — of author's early years as a precocious student of Greek and Latin, his adventures among the outcasts and prostitutes of London, studies at Oxford University, introduction to opium in 1804, and his longterm involvement with the drug.

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Impressive account of the author's early years as a precocious student, his adventures among the outcasts of London, studies at Oxford University, introduction to opium in 1804 and his longterm involvement with the drug.

Synopsis:

Impressive account — admired for its introspective penetration and journalistic astuteness — of author's early years as a precocious student of Greek and Latin, his adventures among the outcasts and prostitutes of London, studies at Oxford University, introduction to opium in 1804 and his longterm involvement with the drug.

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This book came at high praise for the eloquence and depth given by Mr. De Quincey. That he gave voice to his experiences in colorful and elegant prose that lingers in the mind like smoke in a room.The reality, however, was a bit different than described.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486287423
Author:
De Quincey, Thomas
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Author:
de Quincey, Thomas
Author:
Quincey, Thomas de
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Narcotic addicts
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
De quincey, thomas, 1785-1859
Subject:
Opium habit -- England.
Subject:
Substance Abuse & Addictions - Drug Dependence
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Authors, English -- 19th century.
Subject:
Drug addicts - Great Britain
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
19950931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.16 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Thomas de Quincey began using laudanum (opium and alcohol) at the age of 28 for stomach pains, but soon after began using it regularly. His life eventually became a back-and-forth struggle with addiction. The later part of his life was riddled with withdrawal-induced nightmares and hallucinations, until it became impossible for de Quincey to distinguish reality from illusion. Confessions is an honest and insightful account of addiction in the 19th century from the addict's point of view. Many of the side effects of opium use that de Quncey describes were previously unknown prior to the publication of Confessions 1822.

"Synopsis" by , Impressive account of the author's early years as a precocious student, his adventures among the outcasts of London, studies at Oxford University, introduction to opium in 1804 and his longterm involvement with the drug.
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Impressive account — admired for its introspective penetration and journalistic astuteness — of author's early years as a precocious student of Greek and Latin, his adventures among the outcasts and prostitutes of London, studies at Oxford University, introduction to opium in 1804 and his longterm involvement with the drug.

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