Sax Rohmer's Thai Titles

Updated: June 3, 1999

N.D. Malæng pong thong : ru’ang thalæng khadi rahat ‘an nu’ng plæ chak ru’ang phasa ‘Angkrit[The Golden Scorpion] [Published by] Phranakhon   s.n. 246.  259 pages,  illustrated,  22 cm.

The University of Michigan has a copy and their records list it as "The Dream Detective."

Prof. Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong of the Department of Linguistics, Thammasat University in  Bangkok, Thailand, however, notes the "language sounds like an old literary Thai, perhaps about 40 years ago" and means "Golden scorpion: a story translated from [an] English story." (Email, June 19, 1998)          

Prof. Richard Barrow at the Sriwittayapaknam School in Thailand also translates the title as "The Golden Scorpion and notes that  Phranakhon is "an old publishing company that is not around anymore." (Email, June 20, 1998)

Victor Berch reported the book as listed in the Catalogue Général des Livres Imprimes de la Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, 1939.

1954 Ruang malæng pong thong / khong Sæk Romo ; songplæ doi "Rammachitti". [The Golden Scorpion] Phranakhon : Rongphim Khurusapha, 2497 [i.e. 1954] 286 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. At head of title: Bæprian khong Krasuang Suksathikan. [Translation of: Golden scorpion]. [Information from Illonet Online, the Illinois State Library]

1963 Mai Pikart. [Bat Wing] Bangkok: Ruamsarn. Translated by Rakrian Withya. 694 pages.   [Information supplied by Victor Berch.]

1963 Fu-Mænchu phuyingyai / Rakrian Witthaya plæ. [The Hand of Fu Manchu] [Phranakhon] : Kaona, 2506 [i.e. 1963] 646 p. ; 19 cm. [Information from Illonet Online, the Illinois State Library]

1967 Malængpong thong / plæ ... doi Rammachitti. [The Golden Scorpion] Thonburi : Thepnimit, 2510 [i.e. 1967]. 225 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. [Information from Illonet Online, the Illinois State Library]

"Samakhom Nakrian Kao Wachirawut ...chatphim thawai Somdet ...Chaofa Phetcharatratchasuda Sirisophaphannawadi ..."

N.D. Samruen Matjurart. [Yu'an Hee See Laughs] Bangkok: Ruamsarn. Translated by Rakrian Withya. 572 pages.  [Information supplied by Victor Berch.]

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