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    • Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

    • By: Thomas De Quincey
    • Narrated by: Gunnar Cauthery
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Thomas De Quincey's highly charged and hauntingly accurate account of laudanum addiction is considered the root of all drug novels. From Baudelaire to Burroughs, Confessions of an English Opium Eater paved the way for later generations of writers. Initially prescribed as pain relief for a chronic condition, De Quincey soon found himself compelled by the opium experience.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Oh pee yum

    • By Tina Belcher on 09-21-15

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (Classic Serial)

    • By: Thomas De Quincey, Lavinia Murray (dramatisation)
    • Narrated by: Oliver Cotton, Full Cast
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    By Lavinia Murray. Dramatisation of Thomas De Quincey's 1821 autobiographical account of his consumption of the liquid opiate laudanum, a legal painkiller of the time, and his painful and surreal descent into addiction. With full cast. Directed by Gary Brown.

    Regular price: $8.26

    • Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

    • By: Thomas De Quincey
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) was first published anonymously in 1821 in the London Magazine and was published in book form a year later. A revised edition was published in 1846. It is an account by the author of his addiction to laudanum and the effects it had on his life. This recording presents an abridged version of the 1856 edition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Abrupt Ending....

    • By Virginia Waldron on 03-30-17

    Regular price: $11.20

    • Confessions of an English Opium Eater

    • By: Thomas De Quincey
    • Narrated by: Thomas Witworth
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Thomas De Quincey's best-known work, is an account of his early life and opium addiction, in prose that is by turns witty, conversational, and nightmarish.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Shocking, I suppose, when it was first written.

    • By Rajeev A. on 11-30-12

    Regular price: $12.57