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Confessions of an English opium eater 73 editions

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I have often been asked how I first came to be a regular opium-eater, and have suffered, very unjustly, in the opinion of my acquaintance from being reputed to have brought upon myself all the sufferings which I shall have to record, by a long course of indulgence in this practice purely for the sake of creating an artificial state of pleasurable excitement. This, however, is a misrepresentation of my case. True it is that for nearly ten years I did occasionally take opium for the sake of the exquisite pleasure it gave me; but so long as I took it with this view I was effectually protected from all material bad consequences by the necessity of interposing long intervals between the several acts of indulgence, in order to renew the pleasurable sensations. It was not for the purpose of creating pleasure, but of mitigating pain in the severest degree, that I first began to use opium as an article of daily diet. In the twenty-eighth year of my age a most painful affection of the stomach, which I had first experienced about ten years before, attacked me in great strength. This affection had originally been caused by extremities of hunger, suffered in my boyish days. During the season of hope and redundant happiness which succeeded (that is, from eighteen to twenty- four) it had slumbered; for the three following years it had revived at intervals; and now, under unfavourable circumstances, from depression of spirits, it attacked me with a violence that yielded to no remedies but opium.

73 editions First published in 1822

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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
2009, The Floating Press
E-book in English
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater [EasyRead Edition]
January 1, 2007, ReadHowYouWant.com
Paperback in English
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater [EasyRead Large Edition]
January 1, 2007, ReadHowYouWant.com
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (Large Print)
January 1, 2007, ReadHowYouWant.com
Paperback in English
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater [EasyRead Comfort Edition]
January 1, 2007, ReadHowYouWant.com
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
May 22, 2006, Echo Library
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The Confessions of an English Opium-eater
January 30, 2006, Digireads.com
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (Clear Print)
September 20, 2006, Echo Library
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (Large Print)
May 8, 2006, Echo Library
Paperback in English - Largeprint edition
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The Confessions Of An English Opium-Eater: Library Edition
August 2004, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
January 2003, North Books
Hardcover in English
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The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
January 2003, North Books
Hardcover in English - Largeprint edition
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Confessions of an English opium-eater
2002, Woodstock Books
in English
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Confessions of an English Opium Eater (Wordsworth Classics) (Wordsworth Classics)
December 5, 1999, Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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Cover of: Le confessioni di un mangiatore d'oppio
Le confessioni di un mangiatore d'oppio: I paradisi artificiali
1994, Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli
Paperback in Italian
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Confessions of an English opium-eater
1989, Woodstock Books
in English
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Confessions of an English Opium Eater
May 1984, Chelsea House Pub (T)
Paperback in English
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Confessions of an English opium-eater.
1969, Oxford University Press
in English
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The confessions of an English opium-eater
1964, Dent, Dutton
in English
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The confessions of an English opium-eater
1963, Folio Society
in English - 2nd impression (reset).
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The confessions of an English opium-eater
1960, Dent, Dutton
in English
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The confessions of an English opium-eater.
1960, Dent, Dutton
in English
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Confessions of an English opium eater.
1950, Heritage Press
in English
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Confessions of an English opium-eater.
1950, Heritage Press
in English
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The confessions of an English opium-eater
1948, Folio Society
in English
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The confessions of an English opium-eater
1932, Illustrated editions company
in English
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The confessions of an English opium-eater
1930, John Lane, Dodd, Mead
in English
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Confessions of an English opium-eater
1930, Printed for the Limited Editions Club at the Shakespeare Head Press
in English
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Confessions of an English opium-eater
1930, Printed for the Limited Editions Club at the Shakespeare Head Press
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The confessions of an English opium-eater
1910, Dent, Dutton
in English
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The confessions of an English opium-eater
1907, Dent, Dutton & Co.
in English
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The confessions of an English opium eater.
1907, Dent, Dutton
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The confessions of an English opium-eater
1907, Dent, Dutton
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The confessions of an English opium-eater
1900, J.M. Dent
in English - 3rd ed.
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Confessions of an English opium-eater
1899, D. Appleton & company
in English
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Confessions of an English opium-eater
1885, Kegan, Paul, Trench & Co.
in English
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Confessions of an English opium-eater
1868, Ticknor and Fields
in English
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Confessions of an English opium-eater.
1866, Ticknor and Fields
in English
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Confessions of an English opium-eater
1862, A. and C. Black
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Confessions of an English opium eater
1856, A.L. Burt
in English
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The confessions of an English opium-eater.
1856, G. Routledge
in English - [New and enl. ed.]
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Confessions of an English opium-eater
1853, John James Tallant for the proprietor
in English - New ed.
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Confessions of an English opium eater
1852, Ticknor, Reed, and Fields
in English
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Confessions of an English opium-eater
1830, F.M. Lupton Pub. Co.
Hardcover in English
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Confessions of an English opium-eater.
1823, Taylor and Hessey
in English - 3d ed.
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1823, Taylor and Hessey
in English - 2d ed.
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Confessions of an English opium-eater.
1822, Taylor and Hessey
in English
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Confessions of an English opium-eater
1822, Printed for Taylor and Hessey
Microform in English
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Confessions of an English Opium-eater
Publish date unknown, Collins
in English
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