Selected letters and documents, some originally written in English, others translated from Thai.
|Statement||by M.R. Seni Pramoj and M.R. Kukrit Pramoj [editors].|
|Contributions||Seni Pramoj, M.R., 1905-, Kukrit Pramoj, M.R.|
|LC Classifications||DS581 .M62213 1987|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||242 p.,  leaves of plates :|
|Number of Pages||242|
|LC Control Number||88915639|
A King of Siam Speaks. Mongkut (King of Siam), Seni Pramoj (M. R.), Kukrit Pramoj (M.R.) Siam Society, - Thailand - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. Introduction. 1. Illustrated cover of the manuscript “ The King of Siam Speaks,” [Bangkok, ] Southeast Asia Collection, Asian Division, Library of Congress. Lying inside the Asian Division rare book vault is a bound manuscript titled “ The King of Siam Speaks,” written by two brothers, Seni and Kukrit Pramoj. The king in the title refers to King Mongkut (), the 4th monarch of Siam under the House of Chakri, . A King of Siam Speaks is an as-it-were first-person narrative drawn from English translation of some of King Mongkut's public papers and private correspondence, produced in by Seni Pramoj, who had been ambassador to the United States at the outbreak of World War II and Thailand's first post-war prime minister — together with his brother, politician and scholar Kukrit Pramoj, with the King given as . The King of Siam Speaks (Mimeographed Manuscript) [RARE] Bangkok: NP, - ? Work is a compilation of letters and selected documents issued during the reign of King Mongkut (Rama IV), ( - ), who was king of Siam from to
Anna Leonowens, a proper Englishwoman, was an unlikley candidate to change the course of Siamese (Thai) history. A young widow and mother, her services were engaged in the 's by King Mongkut of Siam to help him communicate with foreign governments and be /5(). Written more than fifty years ago, and translated into dozens of languages, Anna and the King of Siam (the inspiration for the magical play and film The King and I)continues to delight and enchant readers around the s: To clarify the historical record, well-known Thai intellectuals Seni and Kukrit Pramoj in wrote The King of Siam Speaks. The Pramoj brothers sent their manuscript to the American politician and diplomat Abbot Low Moffat  (–), who drew on it for his biography, Mongkut the King of Siam. First edition (publ. John Day) Anna and the King of Siam is a semi- fictionalized biographical novel by Margaret Landon. In the early s, Anna Leonowens, a widow with two young children, was invited to Siam (now Thailand) by King Mongkut (Rama IV), who wanted her to teach his children and wives the English language and introduce them to British customs.
Author of The King of Siam speaks, Phraratchahatthalekha nai Phrabat Somdet Phra Chomklao Chaoyuhua dan kantangprathet, Phrarātchasān nai Phrabāt Somdet Phra Čhō̜mklāo Čhaoyūhūa phrarātchathān pai yang Prathēt ʻAmērikā læ Prathēt Farangsēt, Mahāmakut rāchānutsō̜ranī, ʻAnusō̜n ngān phrarātchathān phlœ̄ng sop Mō̜m Praphat Kasēmsī Na ʻAyutthayā nai Phon Trī Mō̜m Čhao . Margaret Landon was a Presbyterian missionary who wrote the best-selling novel, Anna and the King of Siam, published in She ministered in Thailand with her husband and four children as the head of a school. While she was there she read all of the literature she could find about the country which was at the time called Siam. Leonowens’s adventures in Siam inspired a popular book by Margaret Landon, Anna and the King of Siam (), on which was based the musical The King and I by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, a number of motion pictures, and a television serial. Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription. King of Siam from to , Mongkut was deeply religious but had an earthy flare for the practical and a mind keenly interested in the scientific advances of the world outside Siam. Moffat considers Anna Leonowens to have presented Mongkut as a caricature of himself in her book, The English governess at the Siamese court.