คุณค่าของพระราชนิพนธ์ร้อยแก้วบันทึกประจำวันการเสด็จประพาสในประเทศ ของพระบาทสมเด็จพระจุลจอมเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว / อาทิมา พงศ์ไพบูลย์ = The literary values of diary-domestic travelogues of King Rama V / Arthima Pongpaiboon
To study the literary values of diary-domestic travelogues of King Rama V in contents and techniques. The study of 13 travelogues like the journey to Ayutthaya and to Chantaburi reveals that the author deliberately writes the diaries as usual. As a result, these refined diary-domestic travelogues expose the dominant values. In travelogues, there are not only the author's personal business but also the first-hand experiences, the relevant knowledge, and his attitudes on certain events. These writings have various advantages; these reflect the political elite's way of living and the folk life of people as well. Furthermore, the readers can gain knowledge in relation to many disciplines: history, archaeology, fine art, language, culture, and also the author's thoughts. These travelogues substantially are the rich source of local knowledge in the reign of King Rama V, as well as the readers can significantly learn the author's personality. The additional values of the travelogues are literary devices which clarify the contents and make them interesting. The author includes the various presentation techniques, for instance the informative presentation which enables the reader to get through the messages, the references of written and oral evidence to verify the academic contents, and the verbalization of critical ideas to interest the readers. In case of language techniques, the author always uses short but concise words and expressions to simplify the contents. He also uses suitable wording which makes the contents lively and well-cohered with feelings. Moreover, the author utilizes many literary techniques; the figurative languages and the poetry to craft the elements of joys. By the contents and techniques, harmonized identity, informality and formality together, the outstanding values of the travelogues are ubiquitously perceived. Ultimately, these works are praiseworthy as national treasure.