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The Confessions of an English Opium-eater

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • Coping with drug & alcohol abuse,
  • Literary,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Substance Abuse & Addictions - Drug Dependence

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages88
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8490239M
    ISBN 101420927078
    ISBN 109781420927078
    OCLC/WorldCa247819829

    Not to insist, that in my case, the self-conquest was unquestionable, the self-indulgence open to doubts of casuistry, according as that name shall be extended to acts aiming at the bare relief of pain, or shall be restricted to such as aim at the excitement of positive pleasure. He shared this apartment with a little girl who was afraid of ghosts. For the rest of his life his opium use fluctuated between extremes; he took "enormous doses" inbut late in he went for 61 days with none at all. I will mention two: 1.

    This article was most recently revised and updated by Amy TikkanenCorrections Manager. Three respectable London druggists, in widely remote quarters of London, from whom I happened lately to be purchasing small quantities of opium, assured me, that the number of amateur opium-eaters as I may term them was, at this time, immense; and that the difficulty of distinguishing these persons, to whom habit had rendered opium necessary, from such as were purchasing it with a view to suicide, occasioned them daily trouble and disputes. Arguably the most famous and often-quoted passage in the Confessions is the apostrophe to opium in the final paragraph of The Pleasures: "Oh! Guilt, therefore, I do not acknowledge: and, if I did, it is possible that I might still resolve on the present act of confession, in consideration of the service which I may thereby render to the whole class of opium-eaters.

    T de Q: The minutist incidents of childhood, or forgotten scenes of later years, were often revived He debunks the misconception that an opium high is similar to being drunk from wine. In true Modernist fashion, The Great Gatsby addresses the social issues of the period — namely materialism and displaced spirituality — that ultimately led the decline of the era. Barnum books and ephemera here. Archived from the original on 23 February


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The Confessions of an English Opium-eater book

De Quincey edited and revised his works for the Hogg edition; the second edition of the Confessions was prepared for inclusion in Selections Grave and Gay….

Don't unwittingly damage your growing book collection! Excerpted by permission of Dover Publications, Inc. His first plan had been to reach William Wordsworth, whose Lyrical Ballads had consoled him in fits of depression and had awakened in him a deep reverence for The Confessions of an English Opium-eater book poet.

In addition to the little girl, De Quincey also befriended Anna fifteen-year-old prostitute who bought him a bottle of spiced wine when he was dying of starvation.

This man had been appointed to his situation by — — College, Oxford; and was a sound, well-built scholar, but like most men, whom I have known from that college coarse, clumsy, and inelegant.

T de Q: The following dream In the twenty-eighth year of my age, a most painful affection of the stomach, which I had first experienced about ten years before, attacked me in great strength.

However, even when trying to convey darker truths, De Quincey's language can seem seduced by the compelling nature of the opium experience: "The sense of space, and in the end, the sense of time, were both powerfully affected. Learn about when to store books laying down vs standing up.

De Quincey's diary was published in Although he was never so poor again, he would suffer illness and psychic misery later in life.

The software we use sometimes flags "false positives" -- that is, blocks that should not have occurred. He lived for ten years in Dove Cottagewhich Wordsworth had occupied and which is now a popular tourist attraction, and for another five years at Fox Ghyll near Rydal.

Now then, I was prepared for my scheme: ten guineas, added to about two which I had remaining from my pocket money, seemed to me sufficient for an indefinite length of time: and at that happy age, if no definite boundary can be assigned to one's power, the spirit of hope and pleasure makes it virtually infinite.

Such a self- conquest may reasonably be set off in counterbalance to any kind or degree of self-indulgence. Reader, I am sorry to say, a very numerous class indeed. This affection had originally been caused by extremities of hunger, suffered in my boyish days. He uses his habit of wandering the streets of London while high as a counterexample to this.

MP: I have many pictures preserved by my memory of what Combray was during my childhood. The highly poetic and imaginative prose of the Confessions makes it one of the enduring stylistic masterpieces of English literature.

Occasionally, the website mis-applies a block from a previous visitor. Of this I became convinced some years ago, by computing, at that time, the number of those in one small class of English society the class of men distinguished for talents, or of eminent stationwho were known to me, directly or indirectly, as opium-eaters; such for instance, as the eloquent and benevolent — — ; the late dean of — — ; Lord — — ; Mr — —the philosopher; a late under-secretary of state who described to me the sensation which first drove him to the use of opium, in the very same words as the dean of — —viz.

He was shocked when the Malay immediately took all of the opium De Quincey gave him. T de Q, closing his eyes : I must now pass to what is the main subject of these confessions, to the history of what took place in my dreams.This page contains details about the Nonfiction book Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas de Quincey published in This book is the th greatest Nonfiction book of all time as determined by atlasbowling.com Confessions of an English opium-eater: And other writings (A Signet Classic) by De Quincey, Thomas and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at atlasbowling.com Confessions Opium Eater, First Edition - AbeBooks.

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Thomas Penson De Quincey (/ d ə ˈ k w ɪ n s i / ; 15 August  – 8 December ) was an English essayist, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater ().

Many scholars suggest that in publishing this work De Quincey inaugurated the tradition of addiction literature in the West.

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