Three Flowers and The King of Siam s Amazon

Three Flowers and The King of Siam s Amazon

In the second novel in the present volume, The King of Siam's Amazon (1902), which might have been partly inspired by Octave Mirbeau's Torture Garden, we are confronted with La Vaudère's most extreme and nightmarish tale, which, in its ...

Author: Jane de La Vaudere

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ISBN: 1645250180

Category: Fiction

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In La Vaudère's first venture into exotic erotica, the Java-set Three Flowers of Sensuality (1900), we follow Stéphane, a French artist abroad, and his adventures with three dancing girl sisters who have been kept and raised in closed religious communities dedicated to the celebration of female deities. In the second novel in the present volume, The King of Siam's Amazon (1902), which might have been partly inspired by Octave Mirbeau's Torture Garden, we are confronted with La Vaudère's most extreme and nightmarish tale, which, in its deployment of atrocious imagery, makes Mirbeau's novel look tame. The two novels contained herein display the idea of extreme amour in two different, but equally striking, ways; although remarkable individually, they are even more remarkable in juxtaposition, especially as the author seems to have moved from the composition of one to the composition of the other almost without psychological transition. Both remain fascinating, although the one that the author and her contemporary readers presumably regarded as the more shocking of the two, The King of Siam's Amazon, is likely to seem less disturbing today than its companion, given the manner in which moral sensitivities have shifted in the interim.
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Anna and the King of Siam

Anna and the King of Siam

... and were sitting on their velvet cushions with their hands folded, a vase of
flowers and a pair of fragrant candles in front of each. ... Inside the door a third
Amazon, who also had to be bribed, led her through a long corridor. Off this ... in
which prisoners condemned to death by the Supreme Court or the supreme will
of the King spent their last days. ... Three vaulted banks of cells occupied the
other sides.

Author: Margaret Landon

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504038553

Category: Fiction

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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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The Naturalists Leisure Hour and Monthly Bulletin

The Naturalists  Leisure Hour and Monthly Bulletin

40 . 1 . 1 . 50 65890 Adams J . Flowers of Celebrated Travellers . ... 35 65950
Maury M . F . The Amazon & Atlantic Slopes of 7 Armenien , Map of . col . 9x12
inch ... 00 9 Siam & the Siamese . ... 1848 , I , 15 7 Kinglake A . W . Eothen . 41 pp
.

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The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

The Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science and Art

Amazon , ” Oster's bursting with envy , hatred , malice , and all uncharitableness ;
and “ Crystal Fountain , ” “ The Greek Slave ... so even our criticism of the A
MONG the English who go on the Continent , there are two or three classes as
familiar to ... themselves and strengthen their taste have given us a few flowers
and palm trees , as in the Crystal insular muscles . ... the King of Siam thinks of
the a hood lined with brown silk , and , we believe , presented to the debates of
the House of ...

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General Catalogue of Mariners and Aviators Charts and Books

General Catalogue of Mariners  and Aviators  Charts and Books

IS Aden Magila . sza Colon G. of Siant 10 10 ° F Gok Siam C. Guardatul C
Palmas Niger R 0 Amazon R Howland Serpa Obidos ... Scott Is 3 Land Peter Isto
Alexander WILKE S King George Land 70 WIL K E S L A N D v Charcot Land
LAND 70 ...

Author: United States. Hydrographic Office

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059172142666550

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General Catalog of Mariners and Aviators Charts and Books

General Catalog of Mariners  and Aviators  Charts and Books

For details of scales , prices , etc ; see General Catalog SVALBARD Emperor
Nicholas 11 ♡ King Charles is Taimirski ... 40 Peipingo Japan 1006 NORTH
PACIFIC OCEAN Sea TURKEY Washington v San Francisco Flores Azores С
H I N A C Η ... 108 0 G. of Siam Colon Nicobar ls Ceylon ' G. of Siam 5592 ; C.
Guardafui C Palmas Niger R Panama o 1070 Amazon R ... The following Charts
of the World and Ocean Charts are also published : Outline Chart of the World ( in
three sheets ) ...

Author: United States. Hydrographic Office

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ISBN: OSU:32435000419051

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Harper s Weekly

Harper s Weekly

work , embroidery , floral patterns , and all the remote paraphernalia of the sex
this gallant Abbé undertakes to discuss learnedly and tastefully . ... Three or four
days after the rob . bery of Leroy the police read in a London newspaper an
account of the arrest at Southampton of two ... It was reported that the King of
Delhi's son and two nephews , after being tried by military commissioners , had
been shot . ... LIEUTENANT GIBBON'S EXPLORATIONS OF THE VALLEY OF
THE AMAZON .

Author: John Bonner

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105020051913

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The London and China Telegraph

The London and China Telegraph

The former of these has attracted a good the King of Siam . ... a visit to “
concurred in originating conspiracies to convict innocent men the flower show at
the Gardens — which occurs very opportunelyof ... It should be mentioned that
917 firms and individuals , captured by H.M.'s gunboat Alĝerine , whose men had
to fight to forty - three prisoners in this ... George The British barque Amazon ,
Captain McLeod , from Cardiff for Ha : nilton , M.A. , having resigned his position ,
and being ...

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The Foreign Missionary

The Foreign Missionary

14 Fruit and Flower Mission in Japan. ... 36, 246 ILLUSTRATIONS - A Japanese
House, 89 : A Missionary Boat in Siam, 166 : A Slave March in Africa, 276 :
Brahmins, 231: European Calcutta, 161, ... 139; Simon Anawangmane, 55: The
Present Chief Joseph, 27; The Taj. as seen from the River, 40; The Upper
Amazon, 329; Traveling by Palanquin, 39. ... 254 “Fast Ye for Me; So Will I Go in
Unto the King”.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Even De Wette , King of Würtemberg , and was soon loaded with titles and in the
fourth edition of his Introduction , p . ... has been rendered doubly charmAmong
all the German commentaries on the first three ing by the music of Beethoven . ...
the La Plata from those which go to swell times ; tells the sad story of “ old King
Leyr ; ” relates the giant stream of the Amazon . ... are now comparatively
unproductive , and is entitled Flores Historiarum per Matthæum Westmonas- little
cared for .

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ISBN: PSU:000023779990

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The Encyclop dia Britannica Or Dictionary of Arts Sciences and General Literature with Extensive Improvements and Additions and Numerous Engravings

The Encyclop  dia Britannica  Or  Dictionary of Arts  Sciences  and General Literature  with Extensive Improvements and Additions  and Numerous Engravings

Even De Wette , King of Würtemberg , and was soon loaded with titles and in the
fourth edition of his Introduction , p . ... pieces ( “ Adelaide " ) has been rendered
doubly charmAmong all the German commentaries on the first three ing by the
music of Beethoven . ... which go to swell times ; tells the sad story of “ old King
Leyr ; " relates the giant stream of the Amazon . ... His chronicle mines ; but these
are now comparatively unproductive , and is entitled Flores Historiarum per
Matthæum ...

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The Bookseller

The Bookseller

North America and Central America , from Labrador E. Wilson 5 / to the River
Amazon , including Bermuda and West Indian Islands . Corrected to ... The
Flowers of History . By Roger de ... Siam . No. 1. Journey to the Laos State of Nan
. With Map Id . Report of Mr. C. E. W. Stringle .... ........ 12 University of London . ...
4/6 Building , King Street , Westminster , S.W. 1/4 2/6 ea . , 1 / LOCAL HISTORY .
Sawyer ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556000524678

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Scientific American

Scientific American

826 91 278 Engine , three - cylinder . ( 28 ) 3.16 Pittsburgh ... Amazon , water of
the . 135 296 Coppering ... Ammonia fumes on flowers .. 329 R 69 Cranks ... 72
Dinner service , the King of Siam's 4 Fish bones as fertilizers ... 337 Hydrophobia
 ...

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The Publishers Trade List Annual

The Publishers  Trade List Annual

... Strik-Strikfeldt Air, Adler, I. Alcoholism, Block All Men Are Brothers, Buck All
Under Heaven, Buck Amazon Adventure, Price American ... Animal Hospital,
Berger Animals That Help Us, Fenton & Kitchen Anna and the King of Siam,
Landon Arab World in the 20th Century, The, ... I. & R. Helping Others, Haimes
Heretic Pharaoh, The, Collier Hidden Flower, The, Buck History in Pictures Series
Horse In ...

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Whitaker s Cumulative Book List

Whitaker s Cumulative Book List

II . n . c . of " Anna and the King of Siam " . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 / 6 Harrap (
25 . 81 LANE , Cyril J . Flowers of the Countryside . Imp16 . 32 . 80col . ill . ...
Chancery S . S / Ward , Lock ( 1 , 10 ) LEYLAND , E . Flame of the Amazon . C8 .
192 .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105117257688

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Bookseller

Bookseller

... on the Eastern Coasts of North America and Central America, from Labrador to
the River Amazon, including Bermuda and West Indian Islands. Corrected to 31st
... The Flowers of History. ... Siam. No. I. Journey to the Laos State of Nan. Report
of Mr. C. E. W. Stringle...... to e o 'o e e s - e. . I/2 Town Holdings. Index to ... P. S.
King & Son, Canada Building, King Street, Westminster, S.W. I.OCAL HISTORY.

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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.
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A Descriptive Catalog of Selected Aerial Photographs of Geologic Features in Areas Outside the United States

A Descriptive Catalog of Selected Aerial Photographs of Geologic Features in Areas Outside the United States

S KING GHRISTIAN Taz Indigirka OO N Davis Straut Bering Strait Yukon
Mackenzie Stratt ANSK E Pechora CHERSKY FREDERIK VI ... Lomero Fernando
Po CAMEROO Tablety " Johannesburg na King Elephardco South Shetland Is .
GEORGE V COAST ( Austr . ) ... 120 ° 60 ° 165 ° 105 ° 75 ° 90 ° CANAL 2 Whi
Ghats • Madurai BENGAL Leyte Siam Bende SEA TOGO Palawan Strof Malacca
BR . ... Accra * Male Celebes Is . Porto Congo L SARAWAXY Quito 0 ° Negro
Amazon Beru .

Author: Geological Survey (U.S.)

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ISBN: UIUC:30112066607067

Category: Aerial photography in geology

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Gardeners Chronicle New Horticulturist

Gardeners Chronicle   New Horticulturist

Mr. Neige, its flowers being larger and better shaped than Douglas mentioned
the capture of the rare Licinus Of depressus and Tarus axillaris, near Croydon. A
letter from Mr. Bowring was read, giving an account of his entomological captures
during his visit to Siam in company with his ... Lilac King, Sir C. Napier, Amazon,
Edward Harrison, General Canrobert, Negro, Duke of Wellington, Queen of
Whites, General Faucher, ... Mrs. Ashley, and Lizzy-the three last being
particularly fine.

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The Illustrated London News

   The    Illustrated London News

War Projectile Ex . Great Isaac Rocks , 765 Fleury , Colonel , 296 Compiègne ,
the King and the Woronzow Road . ... at Siam , Sketches in ( 5 cuts ) , 177
Entrance to Cronstadt , to , 454 Portrait of the King of , 176 Osten , Baron
Prokesch von ... the Châlet at , 267 da , New ( 2 cuts ) , 486 | HARWICH Regatta -
The Amazon French , 169 of St . Cloud , 247 Winning the ... 420 421 Wild Dayrell
Clipper , The , 564 Jarrow , Launch of Three Iron Paris , Great Fire on the Quai de
Rajrabal Hills ...

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Pennsylvania School Journal

Pennsylvania School Journal

Eddy - Walter ' s Tour in the East : Jerusalem , Con Ruskin , John - Ethics of the
Dust , King of the stantinople , North ... Golden River , Study of Wayside Flowers .
... in Leslie the Banks of the Amazon , Voyage Round the World , Goldthwaite ' s
Life , Real Folks , Faith Gartney ' s Girl . ... Livingstone ' s Travels and Pansy -
Three People , Esther Reed , Four Girls at Journals ; Mungo Park , Life and
Travels ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044102790938

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