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The Confessions of An English Opium-Eater, by Thomas deQuincy

Category: Biographies & Autobiographies

Subject/Topic:   Two hundred years ago, the author became addicted to laudanum, then an often-prescribed legal remedy for pain.  He became horrendously addicted, and ending up wandering the streets of London in a narcotic haze of hallucinations and paranoia.  His self-examination has become a text for those delving into addictions and the subconscious.

Format:   Hardcover

Special Attributes:  Detailed black & white drawings throughout.

# Pages:  228

Published:  According to one source, this was first published in 1821. This book appears to be a first edition but was published in 1832.

Condition:  Very good, considering its age.  Aside from some slight staining on some of the pages, and specks on the spine (see pictures) the book is in great shape, with intact binding.

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