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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater: Popular Penguins



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Author: De Quincey, Thomas
ISBN: 9780141194943
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 2010
Pages: 296
Dimensions: 180mm x 112mm x 20mm
Format: Paperback / softback

Describing the surreal hallucinations, insomnia and nightmarish visions he experienced while consuming daily large amounts of laudanum, Thomas De Quincey’s legendary account of the pleasures and pains of opium forged a link between artistic self-expression and addiction, and paved the way for later generations of literary drug-takers from Baudelaire to Burroughs.