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Author: Henri de Monfreid; Helen Buchanan Bell
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Eng., New York, Penguin Books, [1946]
Series: Penguin Books. no. 527.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Henry de Monfreid was a nobleman, writer, smuggler and adventurer who travelled the world during the 1920s with his wife and young daughter in search of excitement and quick money. First seeking his fortune by becoming a collector and merchant of the fabled Gulf pearls, he was then drawn into the shadowy world of arms trading, slavery and drugs. When he decided to set out on his own, transporting hashish from  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Monfreid, Henri de.
Hashish.
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Eng., New York, Penguin Books, [1946]
(OCoLC)602804571
Online version:
Monfreid, Henri de.
Hashish.
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Eng., New York, Penguin Books, [1946]
(OCoLC)607678286
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henri de Monfreid; Helen Buchanan Bell
OCLC Number: 12298225
Notes: "First published in France under the title of 'La croisière du hachich.' The translation first published in 1965. Published in Penguin Books 1946."
Description: 285 pages map 18 cm.
Series Title: Penguin Books. no. 527.
Responsibility: by Henry de Monfreid, translated by Helen Buchanan Bell.

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Henry de Monfreid was a nobleman, writer, smuggler and adventurer who travelled the world during the 1920s with his wife and young daughter in search of excitement and quick money. First seeking his fortune by becoming a collector and merchant of the fabled Gulf pearls, he was then drawn into the shadowy world of arms trading, slavery and drugs. When he decided to set out on his own, transporting hashish from Piraeus to Suez, his daring and initiative compensated for his lack of knowledge and experience. Written with an engaging wit and charm, Hashish describes de Monfreid's fail-safe hiding places for contraband, how to catch a water turtle, and the aphrodisiac properties of shark meat - and is alive with the people he encountered on his travels, from paunchy customs officials and Bedouin camel-drivers, to a marooned Dankali fisherman and a jovial Greek undertaker.

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