The Mirror Of Kong Ho

Ernest Bramah (1868 - 1942)

This 1905 tongue-in-cheek book is ostensibly the letters of a dutiful son to his Chinese father describing his encounter with and experience of Western civilization in late nineteenth century London. The author is delightfully humorous. - Summary by david wales

Genre(s): Epistolary Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Published 1900 onward

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction -- Estimable Barbarian David Wales
Play 01 Letter 1 – Concerning the journey. The unlawful demons… etc David Wales
Play 02 Letter 2 – Concerning the ill-destined manner of existence of the hound Hercules. etc David Wales
Play 03 Letter 3 – Concerning the virtuous amusements of both old and young. etc David Wales
Play 04 Letter 4 – Concerning a desire to expatiate upon subjects of philosophical importance… etc David Wales
Play 05 Letter 5 – Concerning the neglect of ancestors and its discreditable consequences. etc David Wales
Play 06 Letter 6 – Concerning this persons well-sustained efforts to discover further demons. etc David Wales
Play 07 Letter 7 – Concerning warfare, both as waged by ourselves and by a nation devoid of true civilization. etc David Wales
Play 08 Letter 8 – Concerning the wisdom of the divine Wei Chung… etc David Wales
Play 09 Letter 9 – Concerning the proverb of the highly-accomplished horse. etc David Wales
Play 10 Letter 10 – Concerning the authority of this high official, Sir Philip. etc David Wales
Play 11 Letter 11 – Concerning the game which we should call ‘Locusts’… etc David Wales
Play 12 Letter 12 – Concerning the obvious misunderstanding which has entwined itself about a revered parent’s faculties of passionless discrimination. etc David Wales
Play 13 Letter 13 – Concerning a state of necessity… etc David Wales
Play 14 Letter 14 – Concerning a pressing invitation from an ever benevolently-disposed father… etc David Wales