Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings

 
 
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  • erschienen am 1. Januar 2013
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  • 154 Seiten
 
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978-1-4209-4721-2 (ISBN)
 
Thomas De Quincey, an English essayist during the turn of the nineteenth century, began life as a fairly sickly child, and would spend much of his life in the grips of one illness or another. Through a series of misguided attempts at getting an education, De Quincey dropped out of college and instead became a vagrant. The youth barely had enough food to eat and resorted to begging in order to survive. These years served as a depressing foundation for his later years, which were marred by isolation and solitude. After eventually returning to and graduating from university, De Quincey became a journalist and translator. His works gained little popularity. De Quiney's resulting depression crippled him, and the forlorn man turned to opium in order to escape from reality. The use quickly turned to abuse, though, which was the subject of De Quincey's most famous work "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater." The piece made him an overnight sensation as it detailed his personal background and spiraling drug abuse. De Quincey revised and republished the piece a number of times in order to address questions and criticisms that the population had about his portrayal of the addiction. This essay, along with three other works, are included in the collection "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings."
  • Englisch
  • Stilwell
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  • USA
Neeland Media LLC
978-1-4209-4721-2 (9781420947212)
1420947214 (1420947214)
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  • Title page
  • CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OPIUM-EATER
  • TO THE READER
  • PRELIMINARY CONFESSIONS
  • PART II
  • THE PLEASURES OF OPIUM
  • INTRODUCTION TO THE PAINS OF OPIUM
  • THE PAINS OF OPIUM
  • APPENDIX
  • ON THE KNOCKING AT THE GATE
  • SUSPIRIA DE PROFUNDIS: BEING A SEQUEL TO THE CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OPIUM-EATER
  • INTRODUCTORY NOTICE
  • PART I. THE AFFLICTION OF CHILDHOOD
  • THE PALIMPSEST
  • LEVANA AND OUR LADIES OF SORROW
  • THE APPARITION OF THE BROCKEN
  • FINALE TO PART I-SAVANNAH-LA-MAR
  • PART II
  • THE ENGLISH MAIL-COACH
  • OR, THE GLORY OF MOTION
  • GOING DOWN WITH VICTORY
  • THE VISION OF SUDDEN DEATH
  • DREAM-FUGUE

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