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Hodgson, Barbara 1955-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 144 publications in 5 languages and 5,700 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Humor  Anecdotes  Folklore  Diary fiction  Pictorial works  Toy and movable books  Local history 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS3558.O34345, 362.293
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Publications about Barbara Hodgson
Publications by Barbara Hodgson
Most widely held works by Barbara Hodgson
In the arms of Morpheus : the tragic history of laudanum, morphine, and patent medicines by Barbara Hodgson( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 918 libraries worldwide
(Publisher-supplied data) The follow-up to the widely praised Opium, In The Arms of Morpheus is the shocking story of how a simple but bewitching substance, touted as a miracle drug, enslaved unwitting generations of 19th century writers, artists and ordinary citizens. Extracted from opium, the sap of the poppy, this popular drug was welcomed into the homes of rich and poor alike, in the guise of medicinal uses in the form of laudanum and opium elixirs, and as pure, undisguised morphine. Laudanum contained opium, saffron, cinnamon and alcohol. In the spirit of 19th century progress, other opium concoctions were created and a whole industry in quackery erupted. In both Britain and North America, opium was mixed with everything imaginable: mercury, hashish, cayenne pepper, ether, chloroform, belladonna and whisky, sherry, wine and brandy. In the Arms of Morpheus examines how the drinking of laudanum for medical reasons developed and how it became an everyday safeguard against pain, poverty, and boredom. Opium eating was catapulted into fame by the confessions of Thomas De Quincy and insinuated itself into the lives and works of writers such as Louisa May Alcott, Lord Byron, Shelley, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, John Keats, the Brontës, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and many others. Thoroughly researched and copiously illustrated with photographs, engravings, advertisements, movie stills, pulp magazine and dime novel covers and paraphernalia, In the Arms of Morpheus continues the history of opium's emergence as an omnipresent and sometimes devastating influence
Opium : a portrait of the heavenly demon by Barbara Hodgson( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 671 libraries worldwide
Hippolyte's island by Barbara Hodgson( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 523 libraries worldwide
In search of a new adventure, Hippolyte Webb, quixotic spirit, modern-day explorer, and natural historian, sets his sights on the Auroras, a group of tiny islands in the middle of the South Atlantic. His destination wouldn't be so unusual, except that these islands were last spotted almost two hundred years ago. Equipped with a centuries-old map, an inadequate sailboat, and an advance payment for a book about his quest, Hippolyte embarks on an unforgettable voyage, not just through unfamiliar seas but through the uncharted territory of his own mind and heart.--from Publisher description (http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0722/00050839-d.html)
The sensualist : a novel by Barbara Hodgson( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
Resting fitfully on the night train to Vienna, Helen Martin discovers that she is, quite literally, losing her senses. Sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste -- all are disappearing, and her own body parts are taking on unfamiliar characteristics. With The Sensualist, the author of The Tattooed Map has created a that weaves together the unseemly history of anatomical art with a gruesome modern-day murder. An illustrated literary sortie into the realm of the body, The Sensualist is a potent exploration of the limitations of looking and the boundless power of seeing. Helen's search for answers, for clues, and for her wayward husband takes her through the capitals of Europe and from the 16th century to World War II to last winter. But her real journey lies within, as each of her five senses comes alive with catastrophic acuity. A deftly woven conundrum of art forgery, revenge, and connoisseurship, The Sensualist is also the chronicle of a ruinous love affair and the history of a lost body
The lives of shadows by Barbara Hodgson( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
In the spring of 1914, a restless young man leaves England for a tour of the exotic east. A bit of Egypt, a glimpse of Syria, a nod to Constantinople-that's all that was supposed to happen. Instead, Julian Beaufort becomes mesmerized. Wandering in idle admiration through the labyrinthine streets of Damascus, he stumbles upon Bait Katib, a house that takes possession of his heart. It is elegant; it is ancient; and it is, after a bit of negotiation with the owner, his. He has every intention of staying there for the rest of his life. But the world doesn't relinquish its hold so easily. Two bloody wars-one in Europe and one in Syria-leave Julian wounded and the city of Damascus in ruins. He returns from battle to find his precious house still standing, but no longer entirely his. It seems someone else may be occupying the shadows of Bait Katib. A mystery, a love story, and a journey to a sepia-toned past, Barbara Hodgson's new illustrated novel will haunt and delight her many devoted readers and tempt legions more to take a guided journey into another world
Italy out of hand : a capricious tour by Barbara Hodgson( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
No place for a lady : tales of adventurous women travelers by Barbara Hodgson( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 374 libraries worldwide
Presents accounts of world travel by women over the past three hundred years
The tattooed map by Barbara Hodgson( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
The rat : a perverse miscellany by Barbara Hodgson( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
Trading in memories : travels through a scavenger's favorite places by Barbara Hodgson( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
"From Brussels to Marrakech and Damascus to Portland, Trading in Memories follows Hodgson's travels through markets and other repositories of material culture around the world. The book presents a wonderful visual and textual record of the life and character of a place as found in the clutter of crowded stalls and dusty collections, in gothic graveyards, and on crumbling walls. The stories behind the objects-and those selling them-can reveal much about a place and its past, attesting to the constant flux and flow of humanity" -- publisher website (March 2008)
Dreaming of East : western women and the exotic allure of the Orient by Barbara Hodgson( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
This tells of some of the travelling women of the West such as Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Isabel Burton wife of Richard Burton, and other ladies who sometimes wore Eastern clothing as it gave them more freedom. The romance of the East is penetrated by the
Paris out of hand by Karen Elizabeth Gordon( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
An illustrated guide to a surrealist Paris. At the Cinema l'Ange des Sables, they show only movies shot in the desert, while in the Cafe Dada you insert food into an automatic dispenser and get money. By the author of The Red Shoes
Kubla Khan : a pop-up version of Coleridge's classic by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Heroines : photographs by Lincoln Clarkes( file )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Die Krinoline bleibt in Kairo : reisende Frauen : 1650 bis 1900 by Barbara Hodgson( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in German and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Die Wüste atmet Freiheit reisende Frauen im Orient 1717 bis 1930 by Barbara Hodgson( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in German and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Wenn Frauen in den Orient reisen: Neugierde, Reiselust und Freiheitsdrang waren die Antriebsfeder vieler Frauen, welche im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert in den Orient reisten. Barbara Hodgson erzählt in diesem sehr edel aufgemachten Buch über verschiedenste Frauen, welche sich allein oder in Begleitung ihrer Ehemänner auf Reisen in ferne Länder begaben. Sie schildert ihre Beweggründe, wie es ihnen auf den Reisen erging, wie sie sich kleideten und fortbewegten, wie und wo sie übernachteten, welche Strapazen sie zu erdulden hatten, und auch von mancher Liebesbeziehung zu einem Orientalen. Ein spannendes Buch, das von mutigen Frauen erzählt, die versuchten mit Reisen in den Orient, ihre Träume vom Abenteuer zu leben. Ab 14 Jahren, ausgezeichnet, Beatrice Balint
Les aventurières, XVIIe-XIXe siècle : récits de femmes voyageuses by Barbara Hodgson( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Une suite insolite de portraits de ces aventurières qui ont su braver l'inhospitalité des contrées lointaines d'Afrique et d'Asie. Parmi elles, le lecteur découvre, Lady Ann Fanshawe, Isabella Bird ou encore Hester Stanhope
Opium : histoire d'un paradis infernal by Barbara Hodgson( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Ce livre abondamment illustré fait le point sur l'hisToire, le charme insidieux qu'a exercé le pavot sur les Occidentaux, en particulier les écrivains
Guai you yi da li by Huo qi sen( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Nu ren lu xing san bai nian ji shi by Barbara Hodgson( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Chinese and held by 21 libraries worldwide
 
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Hodgson, Barbara
Languages
English (72)
German (12)
French (7)
Chinese (4)
Spanish (1)
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