Hashish: A Smuggler's Tale (Penguin Classics)

Hashish: A Smuggler's Tale (Penguin Classics)


Nobleman, author, adventurer and suggestion for the swashbuckling gun runner within the Adventures of Tintin, Henri de Monfried lived via his personal account ‘a wealthy, stressed, excellent existence’ as one of many nice visitors of his or any age. notorious in addition to recognized, his identify is inextricably associated with the pink Sea and the raffish ports among Suez and Aden within the early years of the 20th century. this can be a compelling account of the way de Monfried seeks his fortune by way of changing into a collector and service provider of the fabled Gulf pearls, then is drawn into the shadowy international of palms buying and selling, slavery, smuggling and medication. cannabis was once the drug of selection, and de Monfried writes of cruising to Suez with unlawful cargos, dodging blockades and pirates.

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