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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

Thomas De Quincey

Thomas De Quincey’s highly charged and hauntingly accurate account of laudanum addiction is considered the root of all drug novels. From Poe to Burroughs, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater influenced a variety of literary writers. After being prescribed the drug as pain relief for a chronic condition, De Quincey soon found himself compelled by the opium experience. His dreams are recounted here in every hallucinatory detail: threatening Roman armies, sunken cities, and German mountaintops... De Quincey’s vivid memories will evoke wonder and curiosity in the listener.

Thomas De Quincey’s highly charged and hauntingly accurate account of laudanum addiction is considered the root of all drug novels. From Poe to Burroughs, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater influenced a variety of literary writers. After being prescribed the drug as pain relief for a chronic condition, De Quincey soon found himself compelled by the opium experience. His dreams are recounted here in every hallucinatory detail: threatening Roman armies, sunken cities, and German mountaintops... De Quincey’s vivid memories will evoke wonder and curiosity in the listener.
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Description:

Thomas De Quincey’s highly charged and hauntingly accurate account of laudanum addiction is considered the root of all drug novels. From Poe to Burroughs, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater influenced a variety of literary writers. After being prescribed the drug as pain relief for a chronic condition, De Quincey soon found himself compelled by the opium experience. His dreams are recounted here in every hallucinatory detail: threatening Roman armies, sunken cities, and German mountaintops... De Quincey’s vivid memories will evoke wonder and curiosity in the listener.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gunnar Cauthery

Length:

3h 41m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:02