The Pleasures and Pains of Opium

The Pleasures and Pains of Opium One of low priced classic texts published to celebrate Penguin s th anniversary All the titles are extracts from Penguin Classics titles

  • Title: The Pleasures and Pains of Opium
  • Author: Thomas de Quincey Alethea Hayter
  • ISBN: 9780146001826
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of 60 low priced classic texts published to celebrate Penguin s 60th anniversary All the titles are extracts from Penguin Classics titles.

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    1. An excerpt from Confessions of an English Opium Eater published as Penguin 60s Classic. Two sections in here: 'The Pleasures of Opium', and strangely, 'An Introduction to the Pains of Opium'.Written in the early 1800's, and with a certain pretentiousness (or so it seems to me), it runs a complicated narrative, which combined with the very small type, makes this a hard read.I confess I was taken in by the title, which sounds fantastically interesting (as does the primary source book, of which I a [...]

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