Pioneer of Inner Space
The Life of Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Hasheesh Eater
Donald P. Dulchinos
A biography of the largely unknown Fitz Hugh Ludlow, the ‘American De Quincey’ and best-selling author of The Hasheesh Eater in the years before the Civil War. Ludlow, a fixture in the bohemian circles of New York City in the 1860s, also made a bold journey to the West Coast on the Overland Stagecoach. Short story writer, music and drama critic, and journalist as well as pioneering psychedelic adventurer, he befriended Walt Whitman and Mark Twain, among other celebrated figures in nineteenth-century America. With illustrations.