The Opium Eater: A Life Of Thomas De Quincey

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  • Title: The Opium Eater: A Life Of Thomas De Quincey
  • Author: Grevel Lindop
  • ISBN: 9780192814364
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Kathleen Jones

      Thomas de Quincey is best known for having written one of the first memoirs of drug abuse Confessions of an English Opium Eater a handbook for heroin users that has never been out of print since it was first published But he was also the author of scandalous biographical anecdotes of Wordsworth, Coleridge and other Lakeland literary figures, a sought after journalist, and crime writer Thomas de Quincey was a Manchester merchant s son, but his father died of TB while he was still a child and his [...]

    2. Laura

      I became aware of the English writer Thomas De Quincey by reading David Morrell s terrific new thriller series which uses De Quincey and his daughter, Emily, as the main characters Morrell s novels are terrific there are currently two, with a third on the way and, through them, I found myself wanting to learn about the man who, arguably, inaugurated the tradition of addiction literature in the West with the publication of Confessions of an English Opium Eater.Grevel Lindop s warm, enjoyable bio [...]

    3. Matiah

      Not what one would consider a page turner , this biography is a well constructed biography on the life of the poet Thomas De Quincy His early life plagued by death and an austere up bringing, De Quincey led a hard and often times tragic life Lindop does an excellent job of presenting the compelling life of the poet Lindop allows Thomas De Quincey s life to tell itself He presents a factual representation of De Quincey s life, only giving suppositions when supported by research A well written bio [...]

    4. Fionnuala

      Very detailed account of De Quincey s life and writings Perhaps too many excerpts from early and less significant letters I wanted original comments from Lindop himself, less paraphrasing of De Quincey but where necessary, good quotes from De Quincey.

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