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ISBN-10: 1406870013

ISBN-13: 9781406870015

Edition: 2008

Authors: Thomas De Quincey

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List price: $17.90
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Language: English

Thomas de Quincey, born in 1785, was an English novelist, essayist, and literary critic. He is best known for his Confessions of an English Opium Eater, an insightful autobiographical account of his addiction to opium. The death of de Quincey's older sister when he was seven years old shaped his life through the grief and sadness that forced him to seek comfort in an inner world of imagination. He ran away to Wales when he was 17. He then attended Oxford University. It was at Oxford that he first encountered opium, and he subsequently abandoned his study of poetry without a degree, hoping to find a true philosophy. de Quincey wrote essays for journals in London and Edinburgh in order to…