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LEONOWENS, ANNA: - "Favourite of Harem" and "L'ore, the slave of a Siamese Queen". Atlantic Monthly (Volume XXX nos. 179 + 180). Two volumes. Boston, James. R. Osgood and Co., September and October 1872.

. Two original articles later incorporated into Leonowens' book "Romance of the Harem" published in 1873. As issued in original printed wrappers. Uncut, in perfect condition. Anna Leonowens, an English governess who for six years was employed by the Siamese King Mongkut (Rama IV) for the instruction of his children including his son and successor Prince Chulalongkorn. Later she resided in New York where she contributed articles to the Atlantic Monthly, a literary and cultural commentary magazine founded in Boston in 1857. Leonowens' memoirs of the Siamese court life have been considered exaggerated and unfair but nevertheless it is a captivating story which was used for Landon's novel "Anna and the King of Siam" and later in a musical and film. Cf. Cordier BI 738.
EUR 350.00 [Appr.: US$ 380.52 | £UK 309 | JPą 49582] Book number 120920

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