Author - Thomas De Quincey

From Wikipedia: Thomas Penson De Quincey (15 August 1785 – 8 December 1859) was an English writer, essayist, and literary critic, 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” is a famous autobiographical work by the English writer Thomas De Quincey. It was first published in 1821 and has since become a classic in the genre of addiction literature and Romantic literature.
In this work, De Quincey recounts his experiences with opium, which he began using to alleviate various physical and emotional pains. The book is divided into two parts: the first part is a detailed account of his opium addiction, and the second part discus… Read More