Books tagged: laudanum

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Death Mask and Eulogy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Bad Ducky Industries. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Nova Coates is a tomb guard late at dog hour in the deep night. He protects a noble house's dead from thieves and wizards. He lives among undertakers, death mask artists, and eulogy poets, until thenobleman's daughter commits suicide. This inexpensive novelette revels in themes of beauty, madness and the grotesque, from the author of strange books Last Dragon, Never Knew Another, and Maze.
Chasms of Delight
Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 47,640. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Chemistry / Organic
Chasms of Delight is rooted in chemist John Mann‘s fascination with psychedelic, narcotic and euphoriant drugs. He sets out a colourful history of their discovery and use, telling the story of mind-altering drugs, their contribution to the work of poets and artists, the iniquities of the drug trade and the popular use of drugs in the 60s and 70s.
Ada Byron: The Divisions
Price: $4.29 USD. Words: 112,770. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Romance » Historical
The only legitimate child of notorious Lord Byron, Ada Byron inherited her father’s passion and her sadomasochistic mother’s analytical mind. Ada collaborates with the surly Charles Babbage on the Difference Engine and seeks marital escape through laudanum, alcohol, gambling, adultery, and blackmail. Through her we experience the tempestuous Victorian age, from the royal court to the London slums.
Pretty Poison
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 96,380. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
With her hopes and dreams sinking to the bottom of the sea like so much lost treasure, Emily Calvert falls into the pretty poison she finds in a little blue bottle. Can Nicholas Avery convince the wounded American heiress that the blessed oblivion to be found in a fortune-hunting Englishman's arms is sweeter than laudanum?