||The Secret Life of Books (Series 2)
Secret life of books ; series 2. UNAUTHORIZED
||Introduction to Thomas de Quincey (2:00) -- Opium Expertise (2:19) -- Ubiquitous Laudanum (3:47) -- Purchasing Pleasure (2:00) -- Gothic Glamorization (3:54) -- Manuscripts (2:41) -- Opium Obstruction (2:23) -- Tightening Grip (3:23) -- Addicted and Impoverished (2:13) -- Unrealistic Revisions (3:22) -- Credits: Confessions of an English Opium Eater: The Secret Life of Books (Series 2) (1:51)
||In this film, author John Cooper Clarke examines the first autobiographical account of drug addiction ever published. Written in the early nineteenth century, Thomas de Quincey's "Confessions of an English Opium Eater" was riotously successful. Instead of warning readers to stay away from opium like he promised was his intention, the novel reportedly raised consumption of opium. Relationships with his contemporaries, Wordsworth and Coleridge, influenced De Quincey and his sensationalized narrative.
|General note||Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on February 17, 2016.|
|General note||Originally released by DCD Media (Firm), 2015.|
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|Interest grade level
||9 & up.
|Technical details||Streaming video file.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, April 10, 2016)|
|Publisher number||114424s Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||114427 Films Media Group|