Klosterheim

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Wildside Press LLC, Oct 1, 2008 - Fiction - 200 pages
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Contents

CHAPTER I
1
CHAPTER II
13
CHAPTER III
20
CHAPTER IV
29
CHAPTER V
37
CHAPTER VI
56
CHAPTER VII
64
CHAPTER VIII
73
CHAPTER XV
109
CHAPTER XVI
116
CHAPTER XVII
124
CHAPTER XVIII
130
CHAPTER XIX
136
CHAPTER XX
139
CHAPTER XXI
142
CHAPTER XXII
146

CHAPTER IX
81
CHAPTER X
87
CHAPTER XI
92
CHAPTER XII
98
CHAPTER XIII
101
CHAPTER XIV
105
CHAPTER XXIII
153
CHAPTER XXIV
157
CHAPTER XXV
161
CHAPTER XXVI
166
CHAPTER XXVII
173

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About the author (2008)

Thomas de Quincey, born in 1785, was an English novelist, essayist, and literary critic. He is best known for his Confessions of an English Opium Eater, an insightful autobiographical account of his addiction to opium. The death of de Quincey's older sister when he was seven years old shaped his life through the grief and sadness that forced him to seek comfort in an inner world of imagination. He ran away to Wales when he was 17. He then attended Oxford University. It was at Oxford that he first encountered opium, and he subsequently abandoned his study of poetry without a degree, hoping to find a true philosophy. de Quincey wrote essays for journals in London and Edinburgh in order to support his large family. His prose writings and essays contain psychological insights relevant to the modern reader of today. In addition to his voluminous works of criticism and essays, he wrote a novel, Klosterheim or The Masque. Thomas de Quincey died in 1859.

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