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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater Thomas de Quincey

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

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    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

    Editorial: Forgotten Books

    Idioma: Inglés

    ISBN: 9780243839582

    Formatos: PDF (Sin DRM)

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      Confessions of an English Opium-Eater Thomas de Quincey

      Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

      Medios de pago

        Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

        Editorial: Forgotten Books

        Idioma: Inglés

        ISBN: 9780243839582

        Formatos: PDF (Sin DRM)

        Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

        Medios de pago
          Sinopsis
          Landor utters a fine and true saying when in one of his Imaginary Conversations he makes Vittoria Colonna remark that the human heart is a world of poetry the imagina tion is only its atmosphere. It is because so much of De Quincey's 'finest work is so essentially human that he has taken and is likely to retain the high place in the realm of literature which is undeniably his. Universal human interest — herein lies the sole secret of literary immortality the revelation of the individual heart, its struggles and sorrows, its keen human sympathies in contact with a difficult world, finding an unrestful ease in that power of dreaming which is so familiar and yet SO mysterious, and whose visionary emanations have never ceased to interest Since waking and Sleeping first were. Given these things, and for their interpretation the magic of a style like De Quincey's at its best, and the result is one of the rarest in litera ture — a work whose appeal out of space, out of time, is perennial, unaffected by the changing fashions and periods of the literary world.
          Acerca de Thomas de Quincey

          Thomas De Quincey was born on 15 August 1789 in Manchester, the son of an affluent cloth merchant. He ran away from the Manchester Grammar school aged 17 and travelled in poverty in Wales and London before being reconciled with his family. He then attended Oxford University, where he first began to take opium. Despite excelling at his studies, De Quincey left university without completing his degree and married Margaret Simpson, the daughter of a local farmer. Having exhausted his inheritance, partly due to his addiction to opium, De Quincey found work as a journalist and wrote prolifically on various subjects for numerous publications. Confessions of a English Opium-Eater was published in the London Magazine in 1821 and found instant success. He went on to write several novels and biographies, and his unusual autobiographical style made his work extremely popular on both sides of the Atlantic. When De Quincey's wife Margaret died in 1837, his opium addiction worsened and he moved away from London to Scotland to relieve his straitened finances. He died in Edinburgh on 8 December 1859

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