Hashish: A Smuggler's Tale (Penguin Classics)

Hashish: A Smuggler's Tale (Penguin Classics)


Nobleman, author, adventurer and concept for the swashbuckling gun runner within the Adventures of Tintin, Henri de Monfried lived by means of his personal account ‘a wealthy, stressed, really good lifestyles’ as one of many nice guests of his or any age. notorious in addition to recognized, his identify is inextricably associated with the crimson Sea and the raffish ports among Suez and Aden within the early years of the 20th century. it is a compelling account of the way de Monfried seeks his fortune by means of turning into a collector and service provider of the fabled Gulf pearls, then is drawn into the shadowy global of fingers buying and selling, slavery, smuggling and medicine. cannabis used to be the drug of selection, and de Monfried writes of cruising to Suez with unlawful cargos, dodging blockades and pirates.

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