The Moonstone
The Moonstone
by Wilkie Collins
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The Moonstone Drugs and Alcohol Quotes Page 1

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How we cite the quotes:
Collins doesn't use traditional chapters in The Moonstone, so the citations are a little trickier than in other Victorian novels. Citations follow this format: (Period.Narrative.Chapter.Paragraph).
Quote #1

Though one of the most inveterate smokers I ever met with, he gave up his cigar, because she said, one day, she hated the stale smell of it in his clothes. (1.1.8.30)

Franklin Blake loves Rachel so much that he's willing to give up smoking cold turkey just because the smell annoys her.

Quote #2

He slept so badly, after this effort of self-denial, for want of the composing effect of the tobacco to which he was used, and came down morning after morning looking so haggard and worn, that Miss Rachel herself begged him to take to his cigars again. (1.1.8.30)

Of course, Franklin Blake has been smoking for years, so giving up smoking cold turkey makes him feel awful. Addiction has that effect on people.

Quote #3

My head was by this time in such a condition, that I was not quite sure whether it was my own head, or Mr Franklin's. […] I retired to my own room; and I solaced myself with the most composing pipe of tobacco I ever remember to have smoked in my life. (1.1.22.13)

Even Gabriel Betteredge has an addiction: like Franklin Blake, he is addicted to tobacco, and smokes to calm himself down when he's worried.

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