Morphine/My Lady Opium

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Morphine/My Lady Opium

By Claude Farrere; Jean-Louis Dubut De Laforest

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061965340, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 13, 2010

Description

John Baxter is] a man with a great appreciation of what makes Paris tick. Newsday

A flip book featuring two classic novels about drugs, decadence and Paris in the late 19th and early 20th centuries translated from French by John Baxter (Immoveable Feast, We ll Always Have Paris): Morphine, a rollicking novel about a handsome cavalry officer who introduces morphine to the aristocrats of 1889 Paris... and sleeps his way through town; and My Lady Opium, a fevered tour through the romantic and mysterious world of opium at the turn of the 20th century.