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DE QUINCEY, T.: Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (Unabridged)

    

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DE QUINCEY, T.: Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (Unabridged)

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.



Disc 1

  Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (Unabridged)
1.   Confessions of an English Opium - Eater 00:08:00
2.   Indeed, the fascinating powers of opium… 00:09:01
3.   When I first entered I remember… 00:08:04
4.   So blended and intertwisted in this life… 00:09:47
5.   Some concessions the good woman seemed… 00:06:54
6.   Soon after this I contrived… 00:09:21
7.   That power was not, indeed, very extensive… 00:10:00
8.   I do not often weep: for not only do my thoughts… 00:12:34


Disc 2

  Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (Unabridged)
1.   It was past eight o'clock… 00:08:32
2.   Here let me stop for a moment… 00:10:01
3.   Part Two 00:06:47
4.   The Pleasures of Opium 00:10:12
5.   Wine robs a man of his self - possession… 00:09:29
6.   The late Duke of – used to say… 00:15:21
7.   Introduction to the Pains of Opium 00:06:37
8.   But now comes a different era. 00:06:53


Disc 3

  Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (Unabridged)
1.   If any man, poor or rich… 00:08:06
2.   This incident I have digressed to mention… 00:08:49
3.   As to the opium, I have no objection… 00:07:35
4.   My studies have now been long interrupted. 00:08:48
5.   Without the aid of M. all records of bills… 00:08:26
6.   I had been in youth, and even since… 00:09:04
7.   May 1818 00:06:56
8.   June 1819 00:06:06
9.   As a final specimen, I cite one of a different character… 00:10:02

Total Playing Time: 03:41:25






Author(s):
De Quincey, Thomas

Reader(s):
Cauthery, Gunnar

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0212

Barcode: 9781843799177

Physical Release: 2015

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