The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater Thomas De Quincey Folio Society 1992


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

Confessions is a remarkable account of the pleasures and pains of worshipping at the ‘Church of Opium’. Thomas De Quincey consumed daily large quantities of laudanum (at the time a legal painkiller), and this autobiography of addiction hauntingly describes his surreal visions and hallucinatory nocturnal wanderings through London, along with the nightmares, despair and paranoia to which he became prey. The result is a work in which the effects of drugs and the nature of dreams, memory and imagination are seamlessly interwoven, describing in intimate detail the mind-altering pleasures and pains unique to opium.


  • Folio Society Second Edition Third Impression No. 189.3
  • Publisher Folio Society, London; 1992
  • Green Cloth Hardback, 230 pp
  • Illustrations by Blair Hughes-Stanton
  • Size 225 x 145mm, 850g

Condition: Fine – Superb Unmarked Copy

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