Morphine/My Lady Opium

Morphine/My Lady Opium

By Claude Farrere; Jean-Louis Dubut De Laforest; John Baxter (Translator)

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061965340, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 13, 2010

Description

A flip book featuring two classic novels about drugs, decadenceand Paris in the late 19th and early 20th centuriestranslated from French by John Baxter (Immoveable Feast, Well 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.



About the Author




John baxter's books include biographies of Federico Fellini, Luis BuNuel, Woody Allen, Stanley Kubrick, and Robert De Niro, and the memoir "We'll Always Have Paris: Sex and Love in the City of Light". Born in Australia, he now lives in Paris.