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Confessions of an English Opium Eater / DCD Media (Firm).

Other author/creatorDCD Media (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group, film distributor.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication Info [Place of publication not identified] : DCD Media (Firm), [2015]
Distribution Info New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Films Media Group, 2016.
Copyright Notice ©2015
Description1 online resource (1 video file (28 min., 58 sec.)) : color and sound.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Series The Secret Life of Books (Series 2)
Secret life of books ; series 2. UNAUTHORIZED
Contents 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)
Abstract 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 noteStreaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on February 17, 2016.
General noteOriginally released by DCD Media (Firm), 2015.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 9 & up.
Technical detailsStreaming video file.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description (Films Media Group, April 10, 2016)
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number114424s Films Media Group
Publisher number114427 Films Media Group

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