The Resource Anna and the King of Siam, Margaret Landon, (electronic resource)

Anna and the King of Siam, Margaret Landon, (electronic resource)

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Anna and the King of Siam
Title
Anna and the King of Siam
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Margaret Landon
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eng
Summary
Based on the incredible true story of one woman{u2019}s journey to the exotic world of nineteenth-century Siam, the riveting novel that inspired The King and I . In 1862, recently widowed and with two small children to support, British schoolteacher Anna Leonowens agrees to serve as governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam (present-day Thailand), unaware that her years in the royal palace will change not only her own life, but also the future of a nation. Her relationship with King Mongkut, famously portrayed by Yul Brynner in the classic film The King and I , is complicated from the start, pitting two headstrong personalities against each other: While the king favors tradition, Anna embraces change. As governess, Anna often finds herself at cross-purposes, marveling at the foreign customs, fascinating people, and striking landscape of the kingdom and its harems, while simultaneously trying to influence her pupils{u2014}especially young Prince Chulalongkorn{u2014}with her Western ideals and values. Years later, as king, this very influence leads Chulalongkorn to abolish slavery in Siam and introduce democratic reform based on the ideas of freedom and human dignity he first learned from his beloved tutor. This captivating novel brilliantly combines in-depth research{u2014}author Margaret Landon drew from Siamese court records and Anna{u2019}s own writings{u2014}with richly imagined details to create a lush portrait of 1860s Siam. As a Rodgers & Hammerstein Broadway musical and an Academy Award{u2013}winning film, the story of Anna and the King of Siam has enchanted millions over the years. It is a gripping tale of cultural differences and shared humanity that invites readers into a vivid and sensory world populated by unforgettable characters
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Dewey number
915.93
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LC call number
DS581
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fiction
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adult
Anna and the King of Siam, Margaret Landon, (electronic resource)
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Anna and the King of Siam, Margaret Landon, (electronic resource)
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txt
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rdacontent.
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Extent
1 online resource (395 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Isbn
9781504038553
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rdamedia.
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9781504038553
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remote
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