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Anna and the King of Siam: [the book that inspired the musical and film the King and I]

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Based on the incredible true story of one woman'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--especially young Prince Chulalongkorn--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--author Margaret Landon drew from Siamese court records and Anna's own writings--with richly imagined details to create a lush portrait of 1860s Siam. As a Rodgers & Hammerstein Broadway musical and an Academy Award-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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subject_facetBritish -- Thailand -- History -- 19th century
Electronic books
Governesses -- Thailand
Governesses -- Thailand -- Biography
Leonowens, Anna Harriette, -- 1831-1915
Leonowens, Anna Harriette, -- 1831-1915 -- Homes and haunts -- Thailand
Mongkut, -- King of Siam, -- 1804-1868
Thailand -- Court and courtiers
Thailand -- Court and courtiers -- History -- 19th century
Thailand -- Social life and customs
title_displayAnna and the King of Siam
title_fullAnna and the King of Siam : [the book that inspired the musical and film the King and I] [electronic resource] / Margaret Landon
Anna and the King of Siam [electronic resource] Landon, Margaret.
title_shortAnna and the King of Siam
title_sub[the book that inspired the musical and film the King and I]
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Court and courtiers
Electronic books
Governesses
History
Homes and haunts
Leonowens, Anna Harriette
Mongkut
Social life and customs