diary of a drug fiend. by Aleister Crowley

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Published by University Books in New Hyde Park, N.Y .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Drug addicts -- Fiction,
  • Drug abuse -- Fiction

Edition Notes

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StatementNew foreword by Leslie Shepard.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ3.C8849 Di6, PR6005.R7 Di6
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 368 p.
Number of Pages368
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5219925M
LC Control Number75130401

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