The English Governess and the Siamese Court The True Story Behind "The King and I" by Anna Harriette Leonowens

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  • Leonowens, Anna Harriette,,
  • Women,
  • Governesses,
  • Educators,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Thailand,
  • Fiction,
  • Teachers,
  • FIC000000,
  • FIC,
  • Historical - British,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Historical,
  • General,
  • 1834-1914,
  • Biography

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The Physical Object
FormatMass Market Paperback
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9886113M
ISBN 100812570626
ISBN 109780812570625
OCLC/WorldCa43052238

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As the title indicates, this book is about an English governess who spends six years at the Siamese court during the 's. It was the basis for The King and I and Anna and the King of Siam, but readers should not expect much resemblance between the two.

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The English Governess at the Siamese CourtCited by: Ana Leonowens’ autobiographical book The English Governess and the Siamese Court, reveals her experience during her six years as governess to the King of Siam’s family in the Royal Palace at Bangkok.

It is the true story and inspiration behind the hit musical, “ The King and I“/5. 16 rows  About the Book Life in Siam for an English woman teaching the children of the King. This. The English Governess at the Siamese Court: Being Recollections of Six Years in the Royal Palace at Bangkok Andrew Pearson Zuckerman Southeast Asian Collection: Author: Anna Harriette Leonowens: Publisher: Applewood Books, ISBN:Length: pages: Subjects3/5(1).

Nevertheless, her account of her time in Siam as the royal governess is ever popular and fascinating reading. In addition to "The English Governess at the Siamese Court," Anna wrote several books (e.g/5(3). Originally published inthis unusual work is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition.

Anna Leonowens, presents her memories of six years spent in the Siamese court as a governess. Lovers and historians of Thailand will be delighted by the insight she provides into a by-gone age. Illustrated with sixteen full page black and white drawings.

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Osgood, - British - pages3/5(1). Captain B—— (who, by the by, is a titled nobleman of Siam) introduced me as the English governess, engaged for the royal family.

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Anna Harriette Leonowens (born Ann Hariett Emma Edwards; 5 November – 19 January ) was an Anglo-Indian or Indian-born British travel writer, educator, and social activist.

She became well known with the publication of her memoirs, beginning with The English Governess at the Siamese Court (), which chronicled her experiences in Siam (modern Thailand), as teacher to the children.

‎The fascinating and somewhat sensationalist memoirs of Anna Leonowens, the English travel writer, educator, and social activist that became tutor to the wives and children of the king of Siam from – Her story was later fictionalised in the book 3/5(1).

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‎Originally published inthis unusual work is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. Anna Leonowens, presents her memories of six years spent in the Siamese court as a governess.

Lovers and historians of Thailand will be delighted by the insight she provides into a by-gone age. As the title indicates, this book is about an English governess who spends six years at the Siamese court during the 's. It was the basis for The King and I and Anna and the King of Siam, but readers should not expect much resemblance between the two.

There is actually very little about the education of the king's many s:   The narrative of "The English Governess at the Siamese Court" abounds in curious details of court life, and describes the manners, customs, climate, and productions of the Siamese.

The author was engaged as instructress to the children of the Siamese monarch. Her book. หนังสือ The English Governess at the Siamese Court เล่มนี้เป็นฉบับ First American Edition ตีพิพม์ในอเมริกาปี พิมพ์โดย James R Osgood & Co., Boston, USA.

สภาพพอใช้Seller Rating: % positive. The English Governess at the Siamese Court Being Recollections of Six Years in the Royal Palace at Bangkok Language: English: LoC Class: DS: History: General and Eastern Hemisphere: Asia: Subject: Leonowens, Anna Harriette, -- Homes and haunts -- Thailand Subject: Mongkut, King of Siam, Subject: British -- Thailand Cited by:   The English Governess at the Siamese Court This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy : Anna Harriette Leonowens.

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The English Governess at the Siamese Court, written inrecounts the experiences of one Anna Harriette Leonowens as governess for the sixty-plus children of King Mongkut of Siam and as translator and scribe for the king himself/5(3).

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[illustration: gateway of the old palace.] to mrs. katherine s. : Anna Harriette Leonowens. She expanded her articles into two volumes of memoirs, beginning with The English Governess at the Siamese Court (), which earned her immediate fame but also brought charges of.

The English Governess at the Siamese Court Anna Harriette LEONOWENS ( - ) In Anna Leonowens accepted an offer made by the Siamese consul in Singapore, Tan Kim Ching, to teach the wives and children of Mongkut, king of Siam.

The English Governess at the Siamese Court, Anna Harriette LEONOWENS ( - ) In Anna Leonowens accepted an offer made by the Siamese consul in Singapore, Tan Kim Ching, to teach the. Biography. Princess Chandrmondol was born at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, on 24 Aprilthe only daughter of King Mongkut and Queen mondol had an elder brother, Prince Chulalongkorn and younger brother, Prince Chaturonrasmi and Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse.

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