„Opium! Dread agent of unimaginable pleasure and pain!”
A masterful memoir about addiction, Thomas De Quincey’s Confessions is a literary tour-de-force and intimate portrayal of an opium eater’s inner struggle. Written in poetic language that conveys the seductive power of the drug, this page-turning account pieces together an addict’s highs and lows. It is both an imaginative description of opium-induced reverie and an urgent attempt to convey the dangers of dependency. The mind of an addict has never been captured so eloquently.
ABOUT THE SERIES: The Arcturus Classics series brings together high-quality paperback editions of classics works, presented with contemporary graphic cover designs. Together they make a wonderful collection which is perfect for any home library.