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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 of Our Coasts ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Frank Richard Stockton
Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts
Frank Richard Stockton
The Floating Press, February 2014
ISBN: 9781776529179
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The Essential Frank Richard Stockton Collection ePub download by Frank Richard Stockton
The Essential Frank Richard Stockton Collection
Frank Richard Stockton
eBookIt.com, July 2013
ISBN: 9781456618667
Format: ePub
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Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts (ebook) PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Frank Richard Stockton
Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts (ebook)
Frank Richard Stockton
Book Jungle, November 2010
ISBN: 9781438568751
Format: PDF
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Rudder Grange ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Frank Richard Stockton
Rudder Grange
Frank Richard Stockton
pubOne.info, September 2010
ISBN: 9782819936404
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The Magic Egg and Other Stories ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Frank Richard Stockton
The Magic Egg and Other Stories
Frank Richard Stockton
pubOne.info, September 2010
ISBN: 9782819926764
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John Gayther's Garden and the Stories Told Therein ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Frank Richard Stockton
John Gayther's Garden and the Stories Told Therein
Frank Richard Stockton
pubOne.info, September 2010
ISBN: 9782819940319
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A Chosen Few Short Stories ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Frank Richard Stockton
A Chosen Few Short Stories
Frank Richard Stockton
pubOne.info, September 2010
ISBN: 9782819904458
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The Lady, or the Tiger? ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Frank Richard Stockton
The Lady, or the Tiger?
Frank Richard Stockton
pubOne.info, September 2010
ISBN: 9782819926528
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The Great War Syndicate ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Frank Richard Stockton
The Great War Syndicate
Frank Richard Stockton
pubOne.info, September 2010
ISBN: 9782819926740
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Stories of New Jersey ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Frank Richard Stockton
Stories of New Jersey
Frank Richard Stockton
pubOne.info, September 2010
ISBN: 9782819903710
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Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Frank Richard Stockton
Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts
Frank Richard Stockton
pubOne.info, September 2010
ISBN: 9782819901549
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The Great Stone of Sardis ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Frank Richard Stockton
The Great Stone of Sardis
Frank Richard Stockton
ReadHowYouWant, January 2006
ISBN: 9781458705716
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The Bee-Man of Orn and Other Fanciful Tales PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Frank Richard Stockton
The Bee-Man of Orn and Other Fanciful Tales
Frank Richard Stockton
Digireads.com, January 2004
ISBN: 9781596747609
Format: PDF
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The Lady or the Tiger? and Other Stories PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Frank Richard Stockton
The Lady or the Tiger? and Other Stories
Frank Richard Stockton
Digireads.com, January 2004
ISBN: 9781596258389
Format: PDF
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