HUSSEIN tells the story of a young mahout - or elephant handler - his childhood and life in India and his relationship and adventures with elephants. Patrick was in his early twenties when he wrote it. First published in 1938 Hussein: An Entertainment is a marvellously readable adventure story set in India. Reviewers in the United States were particularly enthusiastic: the New York Times compared Hussein favourably to Kipling's Kim, calling it 'a gorgeous entertainment'. Thomas Sugrue wrote in the New York Herald Tribune: 'The story of Hussein is a swift-moving, well-written account of events so fantastic that moonshine was certainly their mother.Hussein, in quest after his Sashiya, is a hero as alive and as human as Tom Jones seeking his Sophia.'



Used availability for Patrick O'Brian's Hussein

Hardback Editions

June 2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hussein
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-00-225953-2 / 978-0-00-225953-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hussein: An Entertainment
Author(s): Patrick O"Brian
ISBN: 0-393-04919-1 / 978-0-393-04919-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

April 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hussein
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-00-651372-7 / 978-0-00-651372-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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1672 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hussein: An Entertainment
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0-393-32181-9 / 978-0-393-32181-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Audio Editions

October 2004 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: #N/A: #N/A
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: Books on Tape
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October 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hussein: An Entertainment
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

May 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hussein
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: HarperCollins
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April 2001 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Hussein: An Entertainment
Author(s): Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon