Hussein: An Entertainment
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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Patrick O'Brian wrote “Hussein, an Entertainment” when he was just 24 and published it in 1938 under his own name, Patrick Russ. He tells it in accordance with traditions of Indian storytelling, as an ... Read full review
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A rags to riches fairy tale set during the British Raj about a mahout who gets the girl in the end after a grand series of adventures, most of which are somewhat incredulous where suspension of ... Read full review
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... Richard Patrick Russ, les més notables de les quals són, Caesar i Hussein: an Entertainment, totes dues publicades abans de fer els 21 anys. ...
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