London: The Folio Society, 1992. Blair Hughes-Stanton (wood engravings). Reissue of the Second Impression of the First Folio Society Edition. Hardcover. Used - Very Good/Fine. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine; some light discoloration. Top brown edge stain. Some foxing to edges. Clean, unmarked, tight. Brown endpapers. Illustrated. 15 x 23 cm. 230 pp. / Dark green slipcase (not pictured here). Clean, unmarked. Tight. Light discoloration. Item #11025
Thomas De Quincey takes us on a journey from his grammar school childhood to his homeless adolescence in Wales, from befriending prostitutes during his nocturnal wanderings in London to enrolling at Oxford University only to drop out when his drug use overcomes him. Thrust into a disorientating world of extreme euphoria and vivid nightmares, De Quincey’s life story is both unpredictable and deeply personal. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is considered to be the first published autobiography to explore the lure and effects of addiction.