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Hussein an Entertainment

by Patrick OBrian

  • ISBN: 9780393049190
  • ISBN10: 0393049191

Hussein an Entertainment

by Patrick OBrian

  • List Price: $23.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
  • Publish date: 04/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780393049190
  • ISBN10: 0393049191
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Description: Of this early work, published when he was in his early twenties, Patrick O'Brian writes in a foreword: "In the writing of the book I learnt the rudiments of my calling: but more than that, it opened a well of joy that has not yet run dry".

The story is about a young mahout -- or elephant handler -- his childhood and life in India, and his relationship and adventures with elephants. As a boy, Hussein falls in love with a beautiful and elusive girl, Sashiya and arranges for another of her suitors to be murdered with a fakir's curse. The dead man's relatives vow vengeance. Hussein escapes and his adventures begin: snake-charming, sword-fighting, spying, stealing a fortune, and returning triumphantly to claim his bride. All of this is set against an evocatively exotic India, full of bazaars, temples, and beautiful women -- despite the fact that O'Brian had never been to the East when he wrote the story.

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