Frank R. Stockton


Born
in Philadelphia, Pa.
April 05, 1834

Died
April 20, 1902

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Frank Richard Stockton 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.

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Stories of New Jersey

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A Tale of Negative Gravity

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“Most people are too silly to be truly interested in any thing. They herd together like cattle, and do not know what is good for them.”
Frank R. Stockton

“There is nothing better,” said Barbel, noticing my glance toward this novel counterpane, “for a bed covering than newspapers: they keep you as warm as a blanket, and are much lighter. I used to use Tribunes, but they rattled too much.”
Frank R. Stockton, His Wife's Deceased Sister

“In every grain of wheat there lies hidden the soul of a star.”
Frank R. Stockton, THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF ALL TIME Volume 2

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The Lady or the Tiger? by Frank R. Stockton Frank R. Stockton's classic tale The Lady or the Tiger? ends without the reader ever finding out what the ending will be.

Personally, what do you like to think lies behind the door?

The Tiger
 
  9 votes, 64.3%

The Lady
 
  5 votes, 35.7%

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