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Opium

(1999)
A Portrait of the Heavenly Demon
A non fiction book by

 
 
With its connotations of mystery and sinister beauty, opium holds a near mythical place in the popular imagination. From swaying poppy fields to dimly lit, smoke-laden opium dens, author Barbara Hodgson traces the path of opium's creation and consumption, and describes how it has been alternately rhapsodized, demonized, and anointed. A seductive muse that fueled the visions of artists, writers, and poets including Baudelaire, Coleridge, Wilde, and Poe, opium was also used in hundreds of commonly consumed patent medicines. Today, opium remains one of the most widely trafficked drugs and its story is by turns strange, comic, and dark. Illuminated by an amazing array of archival photographs, rare engravings, movie stills, and lurid dime store book covers, Opium is an engrossing look at this illicit indulgence.



Used availability for Barbara Hodgson's Opium

Hardback Editions

October 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Opium: A Portrait of the Heavenly Demon
Author(s): Barbara Hodgson
ISBN: 0-285-63627-8 / 978-0-285-63627-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
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October 2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: Opium: A Portrait of the Heavenly Demon
Author(s): Barbara Hodgson
ISBN: 0-285-63589-1 / 978-0-285-63589-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
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July 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Opium: A Portrait of the Heavenly Demon
Author(s): Barbara Hodgson
ISBN: 0-8118-2411-X / 978-0-8118-2411-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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January 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Opium: A Portrait of the Heavenly Demon
Author(s): Barbara Hodgson
ISBN: 0-7567-6290-1 / 978-0-7567-6290-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2004 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Opium: A Portrait of the Heavenly Demon
Author(s): Barbara Hodgson
ISBN: 1-55365-058-1 / 978-1-55365-058-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Greystone Books
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