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Ood 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 advent. What an adventure The first half is almost a collection of short stories with the same main character but the second half is linked and moves uickly The stories are great fun

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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 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 childh. A rather realistic version of Kipling s Kim the narrative follows a young 19th Century Indian named Hussein and his uest to marry the woman he loves And while that sounds very romantic the story and character are than slightly jaded by the protagonist s willingness to commit murder but living in the reality of the time and place the author brings to life warts and all the Indian subcontinent at the time the British were slowly consolidating their hold on it From an author best known for his characters of Aubry and Maturin this was an early and uite different literary effort but inevitably an enjoyable o

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Ures 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 stor. This book wasn t bad but it just didn t have the same appeal as OBrian s other books It was his first novel and was written nearly 80 years ago This was before independence when IndiaPakistan were still part of the British Empire Further in the introduction OBrian says that when this was written he had never been to India The result doesn t exactly feel dated but it does feel like an old somewhat simplistic view of the world


10 thoughts on “Hussein An Entertainment

  1. says:

    Bottom Line First Hussein is a first novel by a soon to be master story tellerPatrick O' Brian not his real name would become famous for seafaring historical adventures a world wherein he had no first person experience In Hussein he b

  2. says:

    A rather realistic version of Kipling's Kim the narrative follows a young 19th Century Indian named Hussein and his uest to marry the woman he loves And while that sounds very romantic the story and character are than slightly jaded by the protagonist's willingness to commit murder but living in the reality of the time and place the author brings to life warts and all the Indian subcontinent at the time the British were

  3. says:

    Sort of convoluted and the hero might have been sympathetic if he didn't keep accidentally killing people Well when you're beating the crap out of them and they die it's not entirely an accident The elephant was pretty cool

  4. says:

    I can't say I know how I came to possess this book A bout of illness while sheltering at home brought it into my lap after carrying it for years being a great fan of O'Brian's writing Having recently finished reading or li

  5. says:

    A fun taleHussein is a fun read by the masterly author of the AubreyMaturing series It is not the highest literature but it shows early traces of the charming language that O'Brian will use in his famous novels

  6. says:

    What an adventure The first half is almost a collection of short stories with the same main character but the second half is linked a

  7. says:

    Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey series has been on my to read list for over a decade I have been in a mood to switch genres lately and now I can't wait to get started Of course the first book of the series was not at the library last time I was there so I picked up Hussein This is the first Patrick O'Brian book I have

  8. says:

    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 disbelief is reuired Stories within stories is classic Arabian nights 'Great game' conspiracies got abit convoluted towards the last bits Would've worked better as a children's storybook with lots of pictures

  9. says:

    This book wasn't bad but it just didn't have the same appeal as OBrian's other books It was his first novel and was written nearly

  10. says:

    A charming tale with lots of exotic flavor O'Brian's descriptions of animals especially the elephant Jehangir are marvelous but his characters are pretty flat Still I'm happy I found this very early work by one of the world's greatest historical fiction writers