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Fitz Hugh Ludlow

(1836—1870)


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(1836–70),

born in New York City, graduated from Union College, and the following year won notoriety for his book The Hasheesh Eater (1857), based on his own experiences as a drug addict. Among his periodical contributions was a series of descriptive sketches written during a tour of the West (1863) for the Atlantic Monthly and later collected as The Heart of the Continent (1870); an article on the effects of opium, “What Shall They Do To Be Saved?”; and the short stories collected in Little Brother and Other Genre-Pictures (1867).

Subjects: Literature.


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