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The Reluctant Widow written by Georgette Heyer performed by Cornelius Garrett on CD (Unabridged)

The Reluctant Widow written by Georgette Heyer performed by Cornelius Garrett on CD (Unabridged)£44.99

Penniless Elinor is rather surprised at the carriage that meets her from the stage, and more so at the decayed grandeur of the house to which she's transported. Realising that there has been a case of mistaken identity she agrees to an audacious plan.

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater written by Thomas De Quincey performed by Gunnar Cauthery on CD (Unabridged)

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater written by Thomas De Quincey performed by Gunnar Cauthery on CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9781843799177
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Autobiography
Duration:  221 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Thomas De Quincey
Narrator 1:  Gunnar Cauthery

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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Thomas De Quincey's best-known work, is an account of his early life and opium addiction, in prose that is by turns witty, conversational, and nightmarish. The Confessions involve the listener in De Quincey's childhood and schooling, describing in detail his...

flight at age 16 from Manchester Grammar School, his wanderings in North Wales and London, and his experiences with opium, which began while he was a student at Oxford and developed into a lifelong dependency.

Said critic Grevel Lindop, "The drug that brings an 'assuaging balm' to the wounded heart extracts a price, alienating the hero from humanity and offering only intangible, though exalted, compensations." Said De Quincey himself, when looking for relief from excruciating pain, "By accident I met a college acquaintance who recommended opium.

Opium! Dread agent of unimaginable pleasure and pain! I had heard of it as I had of manna or of ambrosia, but no further: how unmeaning a sound it was at

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