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All About H. Hatterr

(1948)
A novel by

 
 
Wildly funny and wonderfully bizarre, All About H. Hatterr is one of the most perfectly eccentric and strangely absorbing works modern English has produced. H. Hatterr is the son of a European merchant officer and a lady from Penang who has been raised and educated in missionary schools in Calcutta. His story is of his search for enlightenment as, in the course of visiting seven Oriental cities, he consults with seven sages, each of whom specializes in a different aspect of 'Living.' Each teacher delivers himself of a great 'Generality,' each great Generality launches a new great 'Adventure,' from each of which Hatter escapes not so much greatly edified as by the skin of his teeth. The book is a comic extravaganza, but as Anthony Burgess writes in his introduction, 'it is the language that makes the book. . . . It is not pure English; it is like Shakespeare, Joyce, and Kipling, gloriously impure.'

    

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October 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: All About H. Hatterr: A Novel
Author(s): G V Desani
ISBN: 0-914232-79-7 / 978-0-914232-79-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mcpherson & Co
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April 1970 : UK Hardback
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Title: All About H.Hatterr
Author(s): G V Desani
ISBN: 0-370-01424-3 / 978-0-370-01424-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd
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February 1970 : USA Hardback
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Title: All about H. Hatterr
Author(s): Anthony Burgess
ISBN: 0-374-10280-5 / 978-0-374-10280-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
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Paperback Editions

November 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: All About H. Hatterr (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): G V Desani
ISBN: 1-59017-242-6 / 978-1-59017-242-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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1972 : UK Paperback
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Title: All about H. Hatterr: A novel
Author(s): G V Desani
ISBN: 0-14-027917-2 / 978-0-14-027917-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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November 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: All About H. Hatterr: A Novel
Author(s): G V Desani
ISBN: 0-914232-78-9 / 978-0-914232-78-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: McPherson & Co
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October 1982 : UK Paperback
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Title: All About H.Hatterr (Modern Classics)
Author(s): G V Desani
ISBN: 0-14-006182-7 / 978-0-14-006182-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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November 1972 : UK Paperback
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Title: All About H. Hatterr (Modern Classics)
Author(s): G V Desani
ISBN: 0-14-003490-0 / 978-0-14-003490-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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