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Confessions of an English Opium Eater, Paperback / softback Book

Confessions of an English Opium Eater Paperback / softback

Part of the Penguin Great Ideas series

Paperback / softback

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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.

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