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The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater: And Other Writings (Oxford World's Classics) By Thomas De Quincey

The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater: And Other Writings (Oxford World's Classics)
by Thomas De Quincey

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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is an account of the early life and opium addiction of Thomas De Quincey, in prose which is by turns witty, conversational, and nightmarish. 'On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth' offers both a small masterpiece of Shakespearian interpretation and a provocative statement of De Quincey's personal aesthetic of contrast and counterpoint. Suspiria de Profundis blends autobiography and philosophical speculation into a series of dazzling prose-poems which explore the mysteries of time, memory, and suffering. 'The English Mail-Coach' develops a richly apocalyptic vision which sets nineteenth-century England's political and imperial grandeur against the suffering and loss of innocence which it entails. This selection presents De Quincey's major works in their original uncut and unrevised versions, which in some cases have not been available for many years. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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GOR002626266
Title
The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater: And Other Writings (Oxford World's Classics)
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Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year published
Number of pages
304
ISBN 10
0199537933
ISBN 13
9780199537938
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