Confessions of an English Opium-eater by Thomas De Quincey
Confessions of an English Opium-eater by Thomas De Quincey
Confessions of an English Opium-eater by Thomas De Quincey
Confessions of an English Opium-eater by Thomas De Quincey

Confessions of an English Opium-eater

by Thomas De Quincey

Contributions by Howard Marks
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This title comes 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'.
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