The English Governess at the Siamese CourteBook - 2016
This book contains Anna Harriette Leonowen's 1873 travel account, "The English Governess at the Siamese Court: Being Recollections of Six Years in the Royal Palace at Bangkok". Anna Leonowens travelled to Bangkok with her son, Louis, in 1862 to instruct the King's children in English language and western life. This volume contains a detailed account of the five years that she spent there. It provides a fascinating, unique, and controversial insight into royal life in nineteenth-century Thailand and is highly recommended for those with an interest in the subject. Contents include: "On the Threshold", "A Siamese Premier at Home","A Sketch of Siamese History", His Excellency's Harem and Helpmeet", "The Temples of the Sleeping and the Emerald Idols", "The King and the Governess", "Marble Halls and Fish-Stalls", "Our Home in Bangkok", "Our School in the Palace", "Moonshee and the Angel Gabriel", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this had been becoming increasingly scarce or expensive. This volume is now republished in an available, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.
Publisher: [United States] : Read Books Ltd. : Made available through hoopla, 2016
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource