Confessions of an English Opium Eater Study Guide

Confessions of an English Opium Eater

Confessions of an English Opium Eater by Thomas De Quincey

Confessions of an English Opium Eater is an 1821 autobiography of Thomas De Quincey's experiences with opium, its pleasures and the adverse effects of his addiction. After discussing his childhood and the experiences that would later define some of his opium experiences, De Quincey first discusses his earlier and more pleasurable experiences with opium. Later, De Quincey examines the harmful psychological effects of the drug, including nightmares, hallucinations and time dilation.

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