Pleasures and Pains: Opium and the Orient in Nineteenth-Century British Culture (Victorian Literature and Culture Series) available in Hardcover
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- University of Virginia Press
Incorporating elements of literary criticism, cultural studies, and social history, 'Pleasures and Pains' takes a new look at the complicated dynamics of empire as well as the development of still-prevalent perceptions of drugs as alien invaders responsible for the decay of national character.