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Confessions of an English Opium Eater
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rating
Author(s) :
Thomas De Quincey
Pages :
267
Pub Date :
1994
Edition(s) at Erowid :
1876(hb,vg-/n),1992(hb w/box,fine)
Publisher :
Wordsworth Classic
ISBN :
1853260967
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Confessions of an English Opium Eater (1821) relates Thomas De Quincey's early life and experiences of opium addiction at a time when that drug was widely used for the relief of pain, and before its addictive qualities were properly understood. It is a work which encompasses amusement with nightmare as the author experiences in turn the marvels of opium induced dreams and the equally vivid nightmares which are their counterpoint.