List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. 'Byron turns Turk': orientalism and the 'Eastern Tales'; 2. 'Sharp Philanthropy': Percy Bysshe Shelley and Romantic India; 3. 'Murdering one's double': Thomas De Quincey and S. T. Coleridge: autobiography, opium and Empire in 'Confessions of an English opium eater' and 'Biographia literaria'; Notes; Index.
Studies the work of Byron, Shelley and De Quincey and other Romantic writers in relation to Britain's imperial designs on the 'Orient'.