Friday, 19 April 2013

de Quincey, Thomas - An A-Z post

Thomas de Quincey was a professional journalist living in the Romantic period, and his most well known piece of work is Confessions of an English Opium Eater.

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He had early ambitions to be a poet, although his skill and talent were never good enough for him to succeed. He even spent time living with the Wordsworths at Dove Cottage, and stayed there after they left, trying to soak up some of the atmosphere in which William Wordsworth had written his own poetry.

Confessions of an English Opium Eater is an autobiographical account of de Quincey's own battle and experiences with his addiction, although the narrator within it is never officially declared as being him. It charts the days leading up to his first experience and the hallucinations he descends into at the peak of his 'hobby'.

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