Fitz Ludlow

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Date of Birth September 11, 1836
Place of Birth New York City, New York
Date of Death Sep 12, 1870 (34)
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Fitz Hugh Ludlow

Fitz Hugh Ludlow, sometimes seen as Fitzhugh Ludlow, was an American author, journalist, and explorer; best known for his autobiographical book The Hasheesh Eater.

About Fitz Ludlow

An avid traveler and outdoors man, Ludlow was most famous for his semi-autobiographical novel, The Hasheesh Eater, which depicted states of altered consciousness. His other works include The Music Essence and The Household Angel.

Before Fame

He attended Princeton University. Among his earliest published stories were The Phial of Dread and The Music Essence.


He briefly lived in San Francisco while writing and observing the opium trade in China Town.

Family Life

He was the New York-born son of a minister and abolitionist father. He married Rosalie Ludlow.


He was in the same literary circle as the renowned writer and humorist, Mark Twain.

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Latest information about Fitz Ludlow updated on October 30, 2020.

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