Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey audiobook

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

By Thomas De Quincey
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3.68 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781843799184

Thomas De Quincey’s highly charged and hauntingly accurate account of laudanum addiction is considered the root of all drug novels—from Baudelaire to Burroughs, Confessions of an English Opium Eater paved the way for later generations of writers. Initially prescribed as pain relief for a chronic condition, De Quincey soon found himself compelled by the opium experience, with his dreams recounted here in every hallucinatory detail; threatening Roman armies, sunken cities, and German mountaintops, De Quincey’s vivid memories will evoke wonder and curiosity in the listener.

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Thomas De Quincey’s highly charged and hauntingly accurate account of laudanum addiction is considered the root of all drug novels—from Baudelaire to Burroughs, Confessions of an English Opium Eater paved the way for later generations of writers. Initially prescribed as pain relief for a chronic condition, De Quincey soon found himself compelled by the opium experience, with his dreams recounted here in every hallucinatory detail; threatening Roman armies, sunken cities, and German mountaintops, De Quincey’s vivid memories will evoke wonder and curiosity in the listener.

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Author Bio: Thomas De Quincey

Author Bio: Thomas De Quincey

Thomas De Quincey (1785–1859) was born in Manchester, England, the son of a textile merchant. After his father’s early death, he was sent away to school, but he ran away to wander in North Wales and London. He later attended Oxford where he befriended Coleridge and William and Dorothy Wordsworth. The success of his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater launched him in a career as an essayist and critic. De Quincey’s work was widely admired, but he spent much of his life in poverty and debt until the last decade of his life.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 3.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English