Description or summary of the book: Describing the surreal hallucinations, insomnia and nightmarish visions he experienced while consuming daily large amounts of laudanum, Thomas De Quincey's legendary account of the pleasures and pains of opium forged a link between artistic self-expression and addiction, and paved the way for later generations of literary drug-takers from Baudelaire to Burroughs. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
Estimated reading time (average reader): 7H38M40S
Other categories, genre or collection: Philosophy, Abnormal Psychology, Literary Studies: C 1800 To C 1900, Coping With Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Anthologies (non-poetry), Biography: Literary, Literary Essays, States Of Consciousness, Autobiography: Literary
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