- About the Author
This pair of elegant, slip-cased volumes are devoted to Raffles’ second wife, Sophia (1786-1858), who wrote the first published account of her husband’s life and achievements, and his lesser-known but equally, if not more intriguing, first wife, Olivia (1771-1814).
The volumes contain meticulously researched information about the two ladies, their relationships with their husband, and the character and family life of the founder of the modern Singapore. There are also illuminating sidelights onto lifestyles of the early colonial era.
The books include full-colour and monochrome illustrations and engravings and have separate bibliographies.
John Bastin is the leading authority on Stamford Raffles, and currently Emeritus Reader in the modern history of Southeast Asia at the University of London. He has written and edited numerous books and articles on the history of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, including most recently the Letters and Books of Sir Stamford Raffles and Lady Raffles (2009).
Cover Type: Hardcover
Page Count: 288
Year Published: 2014
Size: 206mm x 139mm