Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (Vintage Classics)

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The original drug memoir—a true 19th-century account of the pleasures and pains of addiction

Once upon a time, opium, the main ingredient in heroin, was easily available over the chemist's counter. The secret of happiness, about which philosophers have disputed for so many ages, could be bought for a penny, and carried in the waistcoat pocket—portable ecstasies could be corked up in a pint bottle. Paradise? So thought Thomas de Quincey, but he soon discovered that "nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium."

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Thomas De Quincey (1785–1859) was an English essayist of the Romantic period who studied at Oxford, failing to take his degree but discovering opium. He is the author of On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts. Howard Marks is a former drug smuggler and the author of Mr. Nice.

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