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The opium general and other stories.

Michael Moorcock

The opium general and other stories.

by Michael Moorcock

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Published by Grafton in London .
Written in English


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Originally published, London, Harrap, 1984.

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Open LibraryOL21561949M
ISBN 100586066268
OCLC/WorldCa14413791

Book Review: 'The Opium War' by Julia Lovell In the Opium War, China won at most one battle—and even that was largely due to the weather. By . On the other hand, if you have only one book on opium, it should be The Little Book of Opium. It covers all aspects of opium as the table of contents shows. In addition, the chapter on minor constituents is a real gem; it describes the effects of 23 of opium's alkaloids--this is in addition to the chapter on the five major constituents and.

Looking for a Gift Card? Visit our online Shop here.. For Events, Corporate functions & Group enquiries, please contact Liadh on (01) or email [email protected] For Lost & Found enquiries, please email [email protected] For these reasons, as well as others, the Opium Wars marked a dramatic shift in Asian history. Both wars were started over trade; the First Opium War was a blatant grab for money at the expense of a people who slowly succumbed en masse to drug addiction, while the Second Opium War was a war less about trade and more about national prestige.

Opium can cause a person’s breathing to slow down, potentially to the point of unconsciousness and death with large doses. Other effects can include nausea, confusion and constipation. It also can dry out the mouth and mucous membranes in the nose. Use of opium with other substances that depress the central nervous system, such as alcohol.   Julia Lovell teaches modern Chinese history at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of The Opium War: Drugs, Drama And The Making Of China, The Great Wall: China Against the World and The Politics of Cultural Capital: China’s Quest for a Nobel Prize in Literature and writes on China for the Guardian, Independent and The Times /5(91).


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Rotten Kisses and Opium As the substance and prestige of the Austro-Hungarian Empire were dissipating in the deepening dark and black silence, so too was the authority of the bourgeois family.

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Growers usually make more for opium than for other crops, and the cultivation and refining employ hundreds of thousands of people, but the real profits go to the drug traffickers. It is estimated that the street price for heroin is to times that of.

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Wilkie Collins dictated the first detective novel, The MoonStone, "largely under the effects of opium". Thomas De Quincey even wrote a book called Confessions of an English Opium Eater - the Trainspotting of its day.

royal euthanasia. Opium was. Known to mankind since prehistoric times, opium is arguably the oldest and most widely used narcotic.

Opium: A History traces the drug's astounding impact on world culture-from its religious use by prehistoric peoples to its influence on the imaginations of the Romantic writers; from the earliest medical science to the Sino-British opium wars.

And, in the present day, as the addict 3/5(3). As someone who has been dependent on drugs twice in their life so far, if I had to tell you one reason why you shouldn’t do drugs it’s this: withdrawal is a b****. There are many reasons to do. Tabloids owned by William Randolph Hearst publish stories of white women being seduced by Chinese men and their opium to invoke fear of the 'Yellow Peril', disguised as an "anti-drug" campaign.

The story of opium, in other words, cautions us against the hubris of assuming that industrialization, modern science, and mass production can effectively tame nature; they seem just as likely to.

Michael Moorcock is an award winning English writer of fantasy and science fiction books but has also published literary novels. He was born in London, and the area of London particularly Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill Gate is a vital inspiration in some of his fiction books.

Click to read more about Opium and Other Stories by Géza Csáth. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers4/5(1). A police officer poses with opium pipes, opium lamps, and other paraphernalia confiscated at opium den raids in San Francisco.

Martin: A lot of the countries back then had opium monopolies and were selling opium in licensed dens and making revenue from it, especially the European colonies in Southeast Asia, like the French in Indochina, the.

Opium is more than just a drug extracted from poppies. Over the past two centuries it has been a palliative medicine, an addictive substance, a powerful mechanism for concentrating and transferring wealth and power between nations, and the anchor for a now vanished sociocultural world in and around China.

Opium Regimes integrates the pioneering research of sixteen. “This book is the best this critic has ever read on the full history of the drug.” –Whittier, CA News “Dean Latimer and Jeff Goldberg have produces a well-written book setting forth the history of opium use, in which they do not disguise their hostility to the scapegoating of drugs and drug users.” –Thomas Szasz, InquiryBrand: Skyhorse.

Zhu Wen's book I Love Dollars and Other Stories of China, which Lovell translated, was a finalist for the Kiriyama Prize in Her book The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China won the Jan Michalski Prize for Literature.

It was the first non-fiction book to win the prize. Parents need to know that The Lord of Opium is a sequel to Nancy Farmer's National Book Award-winning The House of the Scorpion () and should definitely be read in sequence. It's set in a future where the natural environment has nearly been destroyed and drug kingpins rule great swaths of territory in what was once the American southwest.4/5.

Heroin, morphine, and other opiates trace their origins to a single plant—the opium poppy. Opium has been used both recreationally and as a medicine for centuries. Opium derivatives, including. Opium: Reality's Dark Dream traverses the globe and the centuries, exploring opium's role in colonialism, the Chinese Opium Wars, laudanum-inspired sublime Romantic poetry, American "Yellow Peril" fears, the rise of the Mafia and the black market, s counterculture, and more.

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