This selection of de quinceys writings includes the title piece his most famous work as well as on the knocking at the gate in macbeth the english mail coach and the suspiria de profundis to ask other readers questions about confessions of an english opium eater other writings please sign . Thomas penson de quincey d k w n s i 15 august 1785 8 december 1859 was an english essayist best known for his confessions of an english opium eater 1821 many scholars suggest that in publishing this work de quincey inaugurated the tradition of addiction literature in the west. Confessions of an english opium eater and other writings new edition thomas de quincey edited by robert morrison oxford worlds classics a new edition by de quincey scholar and biographer robert morrison of de quinceys finest autobiographical essays which describe his early life and opium addiction. This page contains details about the nonfiction book confessions of an english opium eater by thomas de quincey published in 1821 this book is the 705th greatest nonfiction book of all time as determined by thegreatestbooksorg de quinceys writings confessions of an english opium eater and suspiria de profundis pp 1 283 sales rank . Confessions of an english opium eater and suspiria de profundis item preview remove circle confessions of an english opium eater and suspiria de profundis by de quincey thomas 1785 1859 publication date 1850 topics de quincey thomas 1785 1859 drug addicts authors english opium abuse publisher boston ticknor reed and fields
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