Confessions of an English Opium-Eater-9780099528593

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

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by Quincey, Thomas De | Fiction & related items
Published 03/01/2013 by Random House Business (N/A)
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HOWARD MARKSOnce upon a time, opium (the main ingredient of heroin) was easily available over the chemist's counter. The secret of happiness, about which philosophers have disputed for so many ages, could be bought for a penny, and carried in the waistcoat pocket: portable ecstasies could be corked up in a pint bottle. Paradise? So thought Thomas de Quincey, but he soon discovered that 'nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium'.