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  • Published: 18 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099528593
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $14.99

Confessions of an English Opium Eater




The original drug memoir - a true nineteenth century account of the pleasures and pains of addiction

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HOWARD MARKS

Once upon a time, opium (the main ingredient of heroine) 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'.

  • Published: 18 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099528593
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $14.99

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