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


Disc 2

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


Disc 3

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

Release Date: 2015

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