Stockton's Stories: First Series: The Lady, Or The Tiger? And Other Stories

By: Stockton, Frank R.

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This book is in Very Good+ condition and lacks the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some spotting to the covers of the book, along with some light bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is some light foxing throughout the text block and the edges of the text block have ground-in dirt and foxing. The endpapers have some foxing as well. There is a previous owner's inked name and address (possibly colored pencil) on the front endpaper. "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. ..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."

Title: Stockton's Stories: First Series: The Lady, Or The Tiger? And Other Stories

Author Name: Stockton, Frank R.

Categories: Modern Fiction First,

Edition: 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1886

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: A37136

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