Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

By: De Quincey, Thomas

Price: $35.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Quarter bound in publisher's black cloth over green patterned boards, gilt lettering on spine, a.e.g. (red.) Illustrated with 12 Gravures by Zhenya Gay. Includes an Introduction by William Bolitho. "Thomas De Quincey began using opium in 1802 and continued to use it on and off, passing through no less than four opium crises, during the course of his life. From the very first, the impact of the Confessions has been virtually incalculable. A genre of literature was at once established that stands to this day: the drug confession. Every writer of drug literature has paid his respects to De Quincey; and of course two of France's greatest poets Musset and Baudelaire, translated Confessions. Its literary quality has also caused De Quincey's first work to be placed in the top rank of English literature; its scientific precision has brought it to the attention of physicians and medical historians. The Confessions is among the classic works of English Romanticism, and yet it was decades before its author would dare put his name upon the title-page" (Horowitz).. The spine is very lightly faded at head and heel, else as new. The slipcase has mild wear to edges, else fine. FINE/VERY GOOD (slipcase.). B&W Illustrations. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 77 pp

Title: Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

Author Name: De Quincey, Thomas

Illustrator: Illustrated by Zhenya Gay

Categories: Novels, Poetry & Literature, Biography & Memoir, Biography, Rare, Antiquarian, and Collectible Books,

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1950

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine with no dust jacket

Item: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 8117

Keywords: Autobiography Literature; Opium DRUG Literature