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Confessions of an English opium-eater and Suspiria de profundis by Thomas De Quincey

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Published by Doubleday in Garden City, NY .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Opium abuse -- England,
  • Drug addicts -- Great Britain -- Biography

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Edition Notes

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StatementThomas De Quincey.
GenreBiography.
SeriesDoubleday Dolphin Master
ContributionsDe Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR"4534"C6"1975
The Physical Object
Pagination233 p.
Number of Pages233
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20671397M

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