Nortryptiline is a tricyclic antidepressant
While generally superceded by the ssris (because of their toxicity in overdose mainly) tricyclics do seem to suit some people: They were the only thing that worked for the flamingo when she required pharmacological help.
As for recreational value: Not a jot: Unless blurred vision, dry mouth, constipation and urinary retention are your thing?
EDIT: and by toxicity, I mean REALLY toxic. Tricyclics are one of the nastiest overdoses there are. Think seizures, arryhthmias, serious electrolyte disturbances and a trip to ITU