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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Paperback / softback Book

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater Paperback / softback


WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HOWARD MARKSOnce upon a time, opium (the main ingredient of heroin) was easily available over the chemist's counter.

The secret of happiness, about which philosophers have disputed for so many ages, could be bought for a penny, and carried in the waistcoat pocket: portable ecstasies could be corked up in a pint bottle.

Paradise? So thought Thomas de Quincey, but he soon discovered that 'nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium'.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Autobiography: literary
  • ISBN: 9780099528593

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