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Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK (June 20, 1985)
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is an account of the formative years and opium habit of Thomas De Quincey, in prose that's through turns witty, conversational, and nightmarish. 'On the Knocking on the Gate in Macbeth' deals either a small masterpiece of Shakespearian interpretation and a provocative assertion of De Quincey's own aesthetic of distinction and counterpoint. Suspiria de Profundis blends autobiography and philosophical hypothesis into aseries of unbelievable prose-poems which discover the mysteries of time, reminiscence, and affliction. 'The English Mail-Coach' develops a richly apocalyptic imaginative and prescient which units nineteenth-century England's political and imperial grandeur opposed to the agony and lack of innocence which it involves. this option offers De Quincey's significant works of their unique uncut and unrevised models, which occasionally haven't been on hand for a few years.