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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. "The Griffin and the Minor Canon" won a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1963. 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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Buccaneers and Pirates ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Frank R. Stockton
Buccaneers and Pirates
Frank R. Stockton
Dover Publications, March 2013
ISBN: 9780486454252
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The Great War Syndicate ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Frank R. Stockton
The Great War Syndicate
Frank R. Stockton
Start Publishing LLC, February 2013
ISBN: 9781625586490
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Christmas Stories Rediscovered: Short Stories from The Century Magazine, 1891-1905 ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Sarah Orne Jewett
Christmas Stories Rediscovered: Short Stories from The Century Magazine, 1891-1905
Sarah Orne Jewett & Barbara Quarton & Frank R. Stockton
Wildside Press, November 2012
ISBN: 9781434477569
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The House of Martha PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Frank R. Stockton
The House of Martha
Frank R. Stockton
Book Jungle, November 2010
ISBN: 9781438581903
Format: PDF
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The Bee-Man of Orn and Other Fanciful Tales PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Frank R. Stockton
The Bee-Man of Orn and Other Fanciful Tales
Frank R. Stockton
Book Jungle, November 2010
ISBN: 9781438585314
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The Great Stone of Sardis PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Frank R. Stockton
The Great Stone of Sardis
Frank R. Stockton
Book Jungle, November 2010
ISBN: 9781438592992
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The Great War Syndicate PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
The Great War Syndicate
1stWorld Library & Frank R. Stockton
1st World Library - Literary Society, August 2007
ISBN: 9781421847252
Format: PDF
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The Magic Egg and Other Stories PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
The Magic Egg and Other Stories
1stWorld Library & Frank R. Stockton
1st World Library - Literary Society, July 2007
ISBN: 9781421845401
Format: PDF
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The Great Stone of Sardis PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
The Great Stone of Sardis
1stWorld Library & Frank R. Stockton
1st World Library - Literary Society, July 2007
ISBN: 9781421845395
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The House of Martha PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
The House of Martha
1stWorld Library & Frank R. Stockton
1st World Library - Literary Society, July 2007
ISBN: 9781421845388
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The Captain's Toll-Gate PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
The Captain's Toll-Gate
1stWorld Library & Frank R. Stockton
1st World Library - Literary Society, June 2007
ISBN: 9781421842554
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Kate Bonnet PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
Kate Bonnet
1stWorld Library & Frank R. Stockton
1st World Library - Literary Society, June 2007
ISBN: 9781421842530
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The Girl at Cobhurst PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
The Girl at Cobhurst
1stWorld Library & Frank R. Stockton
1st World Library - Literary Society, June 2007
ISBN: 9781421842561
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The Adventures of Captain Horn PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
The Adventures of Captain Horn
1stWorld Library & Frank R. Stockton
1st World Library - Literary Society, June 2007
ISBN: 9781421842547
Format: PDF
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A Bicycle of Cathay PDF (Adobe DRM) download by 1stWorld Library
A Bicycle of Cathay
1stWorld Library & Frank R. Stockton
1st World Library - Literary Society, June 2007
ISBN: 9781421842523
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Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Frank R. Stockton
Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts
Frank R. Stockton
Wildside Press, December 2005
ISBN: 9781557424976
Format: PDF
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The Rudder Grangers Abroad and Other Stories PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Frank R. Stockton
The Rudder Grangers Abroad and Other Stories
Frank R. Stockton
Digireads.com, January 2004
ISBN: 9781420920437
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The Magic Egg and Other Stories PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Frank R. Stockton
The Magic Egg and Other Stories
Frank R. Stockton
Digireads.com, January 2004
ISBN: 9781420920420
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The Late Mrs. Null PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Frank R. Stockton
The Late Mrs. Null
Frank R. Stockton
Digireads.com, January 2004
ISBN: 9781420920413
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The Girl at Cobhurst
Frank R. Stockton
Digireads.com, January 2004
ISBN: 9781420920406
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The Casting Away of Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Frank R. Stockton
The Casting Away of Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine
Frank R. Stockton
Digireads.com, January 2004
ISBN: 9781420920390
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The Captain's Toll-Gate
Frank R. Stockton
Digireads.com, January 2004
ISBN: 9781420920383
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Amos Kilbright, His Adscititious Experiences and Other Stories PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Frank R. Stockton
Amos Kilbright, His Adscititious Experiences and Other Stories
Frank R. Stockton
Digireads.com, January 2004
ISBN: 9781420920376
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A Bicycle of Cathay
Frank R. Stockton
Digireads.com, January 2004
ISBN: 9781420920369
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The Adventures of Captain Horn
Frank R. Stockton
Digireads.com, January 2004
ISBN: 9781420922233
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Pomona's Travels PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Frank R. Stockton
Pomona's Travels
Frank R. Stockton
Digireads.com, January 2004
ISBN: 9781420922226
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The Vizier of the Two-Horned Alexander PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Frank R. Stockton
The Vizier of the Two-Horned Alexander
Frank R. Stockton
Digireads.com, January 2004
ISBN: 9781420909203
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The Great Stone of Sardis PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Frank R. Stockton
The Great Stone of Sardis
Frank R. Stockton
Digireads.com, January 2004
ISBN: 9781420909197
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