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Frank Richard Stockton (April 5, 1834 — April 20, 1902) was an American writer and humorist, best known today for a series of innovative children's fairy tales that were widely popular during the last decades of the 19th century. Stockton avoided the didactic moralizing, common to children's stories of the time, instead using clever humor to poke at greed, violence, abuse of power and other human foibles, describing his fantastic characters' adventures in a charming, matter-of-fact way in stories like "The Griffin and the Minor Canon" (1885) and "The Bee-Man of Orn" (1887), which was published in 1964 in an edition illustrated by Maurice Sendak.

His most famous fable is "The Lady, or the Tiger?" (1882), about a man sentenced to an unusual punishment for having a romance with a king's beloved daughter. Taken to the public arena, he is faced with two doors, behind one of which is a hungry tiger that will devour him. Behind the other is a beautiful lady-in-waiting, whom he will have to marry, if he finds her. While the crowd waits anxiously for his decision, he sees the princess among the spectators, who points him to the door on the right. The lover starts to open the door and ... the story ends abruptly there. Did the princess save her love by pointing to the door leading to the lady-in-waiting, or did she prefer to see her lover die rather than see him marry someone else? That discussion hook has made the story a staple in English classes in American schools, especially since Stockton was careful never to hint at what he thought the ending would be (according to Hiram Collins Haydn in The Thesaurus of Book Digests, ISBN 0-517-00122-5). He also wrote a sequel to the story, "The Discourager of Hesitancy".

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Total Books: 364
The Wimbourne Book of Victorian Ghost Stories Volume 2
2018 - The Wimbourne Book of VIctorian Ghost Stories Volume 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780992982850
ISBN-10: 0992982855
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Favorite Love Stories
2016 - Favorite Love Stories (Audio CD)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781522649328
ISBN-10: 1522649328
Genre: Romance
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Christmas Crackers Christmas Stories of the Late Victorian Era
2013 - Christmas Crackers Christmas Stories of the Late VIctorian Era (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781479282388
ISBN-10: 1479282383
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Level 2 Simply Suspense Book and MP3 Pack
2012 - Level 2 Simply Suspense Book and Mp3 Pack [Pearson English Graded Readers] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781408285183
ISBN-10: 1408285185
Genre: Reference
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The Casting Away of Mrs Lecks and Mrs Aleshine
2010 - The Casting Away of Mrs Lecks and Mrs Aleshine (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143277498
ISBN-10: 114327749X
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The Late Mrs Null
2009 - The Late Mrs Null (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151292186
ISBN-10: 1151292184
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The Rudder Grangers Abroad and Other Stories
2009 - The Rudder Grangers Abroad and Other Stories (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151578136
ISBN-10: 1151578134
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The Queen's Museum and Other Fanciful Tales
2009 - The Queen's Museum and Other Fanciful Tales (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781151066527
ISBN-10: 1151066524
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Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts
2009 - Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781117709260
ISBN-10: 1117709264
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Fanciful Tales
2009 - Fanciful Tales (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781117704340
ISBN-10: 1117704343
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Ting-a-Ling
2009 - Ting-a-ling (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781117705958
ISBN-10: 1117705951
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Captain's Toll-Gate
2009 - The Captain's Toll-gate (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781117502922
ISBN-10: 1117502929
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The adventures of Captain Horn
2009 - The Adventures of Captain Horn (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781117525006
ISBN-10: 1117525007
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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New Jersey from the discovery of Scheyichbi to recent times
2009 - New Jersey From the Discovery of Scheyichbi to Recent Times (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781117109831
ISBN-10: 1117109836
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The Great stone of Sardis a nNovel
2009 - The Great Stone of Sardis a Nnovel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781117253541
ISBN-10: 1117253546
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A Bicycle of Cathay A Novel
2009 - A Bicycle of Cathay a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781117259642
ISBN-10: 1117259641
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The Lady or the Tiger And Other Stories
2009 - The Lady or the Tiger and Other Stories (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781115417198
ISBN-10: 1115417193
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The Great Stone of Sardis
2009 - The Great Stone of Sardis (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781438529028
ISBN-10: 1438529023
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Mrs Cliff's Yacht
2009 - Mrs Cliff's Yacht (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781115345095
ISBN-10: 1115345095
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The Stories of the Three Burglars
2009 - The Stories of the Three Burglars (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781115417044
ISBN-10: 1115417045
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A Chosen Few Short Stories
2009 - A Chosen Few Short Stories [Dodo Press] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781409987185
ISBN-10: 1409987183
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2009 - The Squirrel Inn [Illustrated Edition - Dodo Press] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2009 - A Thing That Glistened [And Two Others] (Paperback)
2008 - The Associate Hermits [Illustrated Edition - Dodo Press] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - A Jolly Fellowship [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - My Terminal Moraine [1590-1650 - Dodo Press] (Paperback)Paperback
2008 - Simply Suspense Cd for Pack Level 2 [Penguin Readers Simplified Text] (Audio CD)
2007 - Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy [Illustrated Edition - Dodo Press] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2007 - Pomona's Travels [Illustrated Edition - Dodo Press] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2007 - Buccaneers and Pirates [Dover Maritime Books] (Paperback)
2005 - Asaph (Paperback)
Adventures of Captain Horn [The Best Sellers of 1895] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover