Confessions of an English Opium Eater (Penguin Classics)

3,48 valoración promedio
( 728 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780140439014: Confessions of an English Opium Eater (Penguin Classics)
Ver todas las copias de esta edición ISBN.
 
 

A masterpiece of autobiography, and perhaps the first literary memoir of an addict, the Penguin Classics edition of Thomas De Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is edited with an introduction by Barry Milligan.

Confessions is a remarkable account of the pleasures and pains of worshipping at the 'Church of Opium'. Thomas De Quincey consumed daily large quantities of laudanum (at the time a legal painkiller), and this autobiography of addiction hauntingly describes his surreal visions and hallucinatory nocturnal wanderings through London, along with the nightmares, despair and paranoia to which he became prey. The result is a work in which the effects of drugs and the nature of dreams, memory and imagination are seamlessly interwoven, describing in intimate detail the mind-altering pleasures and pains unique to opium. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater forged a link between artistic self-expression and addiction, paving the way for later generations of literary addicts from Baudelaire to James Frey, and anticipating psychoanalysis with its insights into the subconscious.

This edition is based on the original serial version of 1821, and reproduces two 'sequels', 'Suspiria de Profundis' (1845) and 'The English Mail-Coach' (1849). It also includes a critical introduction discussing the romantic figure of the addict and the tradition of confessional literature, and an appendix on opium in the nineteenth century.

Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) studied at Oxford, failing to take his degree but discovering opium. He later met Coleridge, Southey and the Wordsworths. From 1828 until his death he lived in Edinburgh and made his living from journalism.

If you enjoyed Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, you might like William S. Burroughs' Junky, available in Penguin Modern Classics.

'De Quincey was one of the first great autobiographers'Jonathan Bate

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Críticas:

"Mind-blowingly modern . . . [De Quincey's] poetic depictions of the wild hallucinations that punctuated his years with the drug transfixed his contemporaries. To us, though, his story is revelatory mostly for its eerie familiarity." --The New York Times Book Review "De Quincey's rather majestic, classically learned and singular style inspires every page of his writing. . . . The self-controlled equanimity of this classic volume is little short of miraculous." --The Guardian

Biografía del autor:

Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) studied at Oxford, failing to take his degree but discovering opium. He later met Coleridge, Southey and the Wordsworths. From 1828 until his death he lived in Edinburgh and made his living from journalism. Barry Milligan is Professor of English at Wright State University and author of Pleasures and Pains (Virginia UP, 1995).

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver este artículo

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Otras ediciones populares con el mismo título

9781481979214: Confessions of an English Opium Eater

Edición Destacada

ISBN 10:  1481979213 ISBN 13:  9781481979214
Editorial: CreateSpace Independent Publishi..., 2013
Tapa blanda

9781522819370: Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (Perfect Library)

Create..., 2015
Tapa blanda

9781404345683: Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

IndyPu..., 2003
Tapa dura

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Thomas de Quincey
Publicado por Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2003)
ISBN 10: 0140439013 ISBN 13: 9780140439014
Nuevo Paperback Cantidad disponible: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)

Descripción Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Condición: New. Revised ed. Language: English. Brand new Book. A masterpiece of autobiography, and perhaps the first literary memoir of an addict, the Penguin Classics edition of Thomas De Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is edited with an introduction by Barry Milligan.Confessions is a remarkable account of the pleasures and pains of worshipping at the 'Church of Opium'. Thomas De Quincey consumed daily large quantities of laudanum (at the time a legal painkiller), and this autobiography of addiction hauntingly describes his surreal visions and hallucinatory nocturnal wanderings through London, along with the nightmares, despair and paranoia to which he became prey. The result is a work in which the effects of drugs and the nature of dreams, memory and imagination are seamlessly interwoven, describing in intimate detail the mind-altering pleasures and pains unique to opium. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater forged a link between artistic self-expression and addiction, paving the way for later generations of literary addicts from Baudelaire to James Frey, and anticipating psychoanalysis with its insights into the subconscious. This edition is based on the original serial version of 1821, and reproduces two 'sequels', 'Suspiria de Profundis' (1845) and 'The English Mail-Coach' (1849). It also includes a critical introduction discussing the romantic figure of the addict and the tradition of confessional literature, and an appendix on opium in the nineteenth century.Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) studied at Oxford, failing to take his degree but discovering opium. He later met Coleridge, Southey and the Wordsworths. From 1828 until his death he lived in Edinburgh and made his living from journalism.If you enjoyed Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, you might like William S. Burroughs' Junky, available in Penguin Modern Classics.'De Quincey was one of the first great autobiographers'Jonathan Bate. Nº de ref. del artículo: APG9780140439014

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,11
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

De Quincey, Thomas
ISBN 10: 0140439013 ISBN 13: 9780140439014
Nuevo Cantidad disponible: 5
Librería
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, Estados Unidos de America)

Descripción Condición: New. Nº de ref. del artículo: 1207617-n

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 6,31
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,36
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Thomas de Quincey
Publicado por Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2003)
ISBN 10: 0140439013 ISBN 13: 9780140439014
Nuevo Paperback Cantidad disponible: 10
Librería
Book Depository International
(London, Reino Unido)

Descripción Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Condición: New. Revised ed. Language: English. Brand new Book. A masterpiece of autobiography, and perhaps the first literary memoir of an addict, the Penguin Classics edition of Thomas De Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is edited with an introduction by Barry Milligan.Confessions is a remarkable account of the pleasures and pains of worshipping at the 'Church of Opium'. Thomas De Quincey consumed daily large quantities of laudanum (at the time a legal painkiller), and this autobiography of addiction hauntingly describes his surreal visions and hallucinatory nocturnal wanderings through London, along with the nightmares, despair and paranoia to which he became prey. The result is a work in which the effects of drugs and the nature of dreams, memory and imagination are seamlessly interwoven, describing in intimate detail the mind-altering pleasures and pains unique to opium. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater forged a link between artistic self-expression and addiction, paving the way for later generations of literary addicts from Baudelaire to James Frey, and anticipating psychoanalysis with its insights into the subconscious. This edition is based on the original serial version of 1821, and reproduces two 'sequels', 'Suspiria de Profundis' (1845) and 'The English Mail-Coach' (1849). It also includes a critical introduction discussing the romantic figure of the addict and the tradition of confessional literature, and an appendix on opium in the nineteenth century.Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) studied at Oxford, failing to take his degree but discovering opium. He later met Coleridge, Southey and the Wordsworths. From 1828 until his death he lived in Edinburgh and made his living from journalism.If you enjoyed Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, you might like William S. Burroughs' Junky, available in Penguin Modern Classics.'De Quincey was one of the first great autobiographers'Jonathan Bate. Nº de ref. del artículo: APG9780140439014

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,72
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

de Quincey, Thomas
ISBN 10: 0140439013 ISBN 13: 9780140439014
Nuevo Cantidad disponible: > 20
Librería
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)

Descripción 2003. PAP. Condición: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. del artículo: CQ-9780140439014

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,24
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Thomas De Quincey
Publicado por Penguin Classics (2003)
ISBN 10: 0140439013 ISBN 13: 9780140439014
Nuevo Tapa blanda Cantidad disponible: 15
Librería
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)

Descripción Penguin Classics, 2003. Condición: New. Nº de ref. del artículo: 9780140439014

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,64
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Thomas De Quincey
Publicado por Penguin Classics (2003)
ISBN 10: 0140439013 ISBN 13: 9780140439014
Nuevo Paperback Cantidad disponible: 18
Librería
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, Reino Unido)

Descripción Penguin Classics, 2003. Paperback. Condición: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Nº de ref. del artículo: mon0000196971

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,66
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,28
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

De Quincey, Thomas
Publicado por Penguin Classics
ISBN 10: 0140439013 ISBN 13: 9780140439014
Nuevo PAPERBACK Cantidad disponible: 2
Librería
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, Estados Unidos de America)

Descripción Penguin Classics. PAPERBACK. Condición: New. 0140439013 Brand New! Not Overstocks or Low Quality Book Club Editions! Direct From the Publisher! We're not a giant, faceless warehouse organization! We're a small town bookstore that loves books and loves it's customers! Buy from us and you get great service as well as a great price! Your business is valued and your satisfaction is guaranteed!. Nº de ref. del artículo: OTF-S-9780140439014

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,47
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,57
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

De Quincey, Thomas
Publicado por Penguin Classics (2003)
ISBN 10: 0140439013 ISBN 13: 9780140439014
Nuevo Paperback Cantidad disponible: 2
Librería
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, Estados Unidos de America)

Descripción Penguin Classics, 2003. Paperback. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: 0140439013

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,33
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

De Quincey, Thomas
Publicado por Penguin Classics
ISBN 10: 0140439013 ISBN 13: 9780140439014
Nuevo PAPERBACK Cantidad disponible: 2
Librería
Bookhouse
(Philadelphia, PA, Estados Unidos de America)

Descripción Penguin Classics. PAPERBACK. Condición: New. 0140439013. Nº de ref. del artículo: Z0140439013ZN

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,34
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

De Quincey, Thomas
Publicado por Penguin Classics
ISBN 10: 0140439013 ISBN 13: 9780140439014
Nuevo PAPERBACK Cantidad disponible: 2
Librería
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, Estados Unidos de America)

Descripción Penguin Classics. PAPERBACK. Condición: New. 0140439013. Nº de ref. del artículo: Z0140439013ZN

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,34
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda