Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (unabridged)

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Thomas de Quincey

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

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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 Poe to Burroughs, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater influenced a variety of literary writers. After being prescribed the drug as pain relief for a chronic condition, De Quincey soon found himself compelled by the opium experience. His dreams are 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.

  • Running Time: 3 h 41 m

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    Digital ISBN:978-1-84379-918-4
    Cat. no.:NA0212
    Download size:54 MB
    Released:October 2015
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