Large Image

The Hashishin Club

by (Elektron Ebooks)

(3 reviews)

£3.26 £3.99 Save 18%

Share This


The Club des Hashischins ("Club of the Hashish-Eaters"), was a Parisian literary group dedicated to the exploration of drug-induced altered states of consciousness, principally through the use of hashish, a concentrated form of cannabis resin. Notable members of the club, which was active from 1844 to 1849, included Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Charles Baudelaire, Gerard de Nerval, Honore de Balzac, and Theophile Gautier, all dedicated to experimenting with drugs and recording drug-induced visions. Whilst Baudelaire notably produced his treatise "The Poem Of Hashish" based on his experiences at the club, the most notable record of the group's activities and experiences under the influence of hashish remains Gautier's "Le Club des Hachichin", first published in the Revue des Deux Mondes in February 1846. This text also includes a section on the original hashishin, the assassins who served the Old Man of the Mountain, a figure later identified by William S. Burroughs as Hassan i Sabbah. Transmutation and insanity loom over Gautier as he explores a hypnagogic inner world of monstrous distortions and shadows, on a trip into the revelries of Walpurgisnacht. The result is an enduring masterpiece of drug literature.

Tag This Book

This Book Has Been Tagged
It hasn't. Be the first to tag this book!

Our Recommendation

Track It. This book has been £3.02 within the past year.

Notify Me When The Price...

  • £
  • If I'm already tracking this book...

to track this book on eReaderIQ.

Track These Authors

to track Theophile Gautier on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Theophile Gautier.
  • to stop tracking Theophile Gautier.

Price Summary

  • We started tracking this book on October 19, 2018.
  • This book was £3.64 when we started tracking it.
  • The price of this book has changed 19 times in the past 1,877 days.
  • The current price of this book is £3.26 last checked 9 hours ago.
  • This book is at its lowest price in the past six months.
  • This lowest price this book has been offered at in the past year is £3.02.
  • The lowest price to date was £2.90 last reached on January 28, 2021.
  • This book has been £2.90 one time since we started tracking it.
  • The highest price to date was £3.99 last reached on November 13, 2022.
  • This book has been £3.99 one time since we started tracking it.


Additional Info

  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • Print Length: 26 Pages
  • File Size: 426 KB

We last verified the price of this book about 9 hours ago. At that time, the price was £3.26. This price is subject to change. The price displayed on the website at the time of purchase is the price you will pay for this book. Please confirm the price before making any purchases.