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Frank R. Stockton (1834–1902)

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Frank Richard Stockton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 5, 1834. In 1868, he started working for the magazine Hearth and Home, where he wrote fairy tales as well as stories and articles on a variety of subjects for adults. In 1874, he became the assistant editor of Saint Nicholas näytä lisää Magazine and worked there until 1878 when he was forced to resign due to failing eyesight. He continued to write by dictating to his wife or a professional secretary. His first fairy tale, Ting-a-Ling, was published in The Riverside Magazine in 1867 and his first book collection was published in 1870. His works include The Lady or the Tiger, The Griffin and the Minor Canon, The Bee-Man of Orn, The House of Martha, and The Lost Dryad. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 20, 1902 at the age of 68. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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(eng) Stockton, Frank Richard (1834-1902) American writer and humorist

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Tekijän teokset

The Bee-Man of Orn (1964) 257 kappaletta
The Griffin and the Minor Canon (1963) 175 kappaletta
Stories of New Jersey (1961) 54 kappaletta
Perun kuninkaiden kulta-aarre (1895) 37 kappaletta
Rudder Grange (1887) 31 kappaletta
The Great Stone of Sardis (1976) 26 kappaletta
The Late Mrs. Null (1886) 19 kappaletta
The Magic Egg and Other Stories (1907) 17 kappaletta
The Great War Syndicate (1970) 15 kappaletta
Ting-A-Ling Tales (1870) 14 kappaletta
Mrs. Cliff's yacht (1896) 13 kappaletta
The Girl at Cobhurst (2022) 11 kappaletta
A Chosen Few Short Stories (1895) 10 kappaletta
Old Pipes and the Dryad (1991) 9 kappaletta
Pomona's Travels (2005) 8 kappaletta
Stories by American Authors, Volume 2 (1884) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Fanciful Tales (1908) 7 kappaletta
The Associate Hermits (1898) 6 kappaletta
La resistencia de Sir Rohan (2006) 5 kappaletta
Afield and Afloat (2019) 5 kappaletta
The captain's toll-gate (1903) 5 kappaletta
A Bicycle of Cathay (2012) 5 kappaletta
Ardis Claverden (1894) 4 kappaletta
The Return of Frank R. Stockton (2011) 4 kappaletta
The Squirrel Inn (2016) 4 kappaletta
The House of Martha (2010) 4 kappaletta
The lost dryad, (1912) 4 kappaletta
A Jolly Fellowship (2016) 3 kappaletta
Old Applejoy's Ghost 3 kappaletta
My Terminal Moraine (2008) 2 kappaletta
The Magic Egg (1894) 2 kappaletta
What Might Have Been Expected (2006) 2 kappaletta
A Tale of Negative Gravity (2018) 2 kappaletta
Our Archery Club (2010) 1 kappale
Captain Eli's Best Ear (2004) 1 kappale
The hundredth man (2012) 1 kappale

Associated Works

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Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy (2003) — Avustaja — 617 kappaletta
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (1993) — Avustaja — 370 kappaletta
Ghosts: A Treasury of Chilling Tales Old & New (1981) — Avustaja — 336 kappaletta
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (1989) — Avustaja — 329 kappaletta
Witches & Warlocks: Tales of Black Magic, Old & New (1991) — Avustaja — 286 kappaletta
A Subtreasury of American Humor (1941) — Avustaja — 277 kappaletta
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Enchantment (1988) — Avustaja — 263 kappaletta
The Treasure Chest (1932) — Avustaja — 260 kappaletta
The Golden Treasury of Children's Literature Set (1961) — Avustaja — 210 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of New Comic Fantasy (2005) — Avustaja — 182 kappaletta
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (2019) — Avustaja — 169 kappaletta
The Fantastic Imagination (1977) — Avustaja — 155 kappaletta
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Avustaja — 140 kappaletta
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy, Volume 4: Spells (1942) — Avustaja — 130 kappaletta
The Scribner Treasury: 22 Classic Tales (1953) — Avustaja — 105 kappaletta
The Fantastic Imagination II (1978) — Avustaja — 96 kappaletta
Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing (2006) — Avustaja — 90 kappaletta
The American Fantasy Tradition (2002) — Avustaja — 90 kappaletta
The Best American Humorous Short Stories (1945) — Avustaja — 85 kappaletta
Spirits of the Season: Christmas Hauntings (2018) — Avustaja — 80 kappaletta
The Screaming Skull and Other Great American Ghost Stories (1994) — Avustaja — 74 kappaletta
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Avustaja — 72 kappaletta
The Phoenix Tree: An Anthology of Myth Fantasy (1980) — Avustaja — 72 kappaletta
Chill Tidings: Dark Tales of the Christmas Season (2020) — Avustaja — 72 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of Fairy Tales (1997) — Avustaja — 61 kappaletta
Best Loved Short Stories (1986) — Avustaja — 60 kappaletta
14 Suspense Stories to Play Russian Roulette By (1945) — Avustaja — 58 kappaletta
Christmas Fairy Tales (1996) — Avustaja — 56 kappaletta
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (1999) — Avustaja — 54 kappaletta
The Best American Mystery Stories of the 19th Century (2014) — Avustaja — 53 kappaletta
Some Things Strange and Sinister (1972) — Avustaja — 50 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories 2 (1991) — Avustaja — 50 kappaletta
Pearl S. Buck's Book of Christmas (1974) — Avustaja — 46 kappaletta
A Century of Humour (1934) — Avustaja — 42 kappaletta
Doorway to Dilemma: Bewildering Tales of Dark Fantasy (2019) — Avustaja — 41 kappaletta
The Big Book of Victorian Mysteries (2021) — Avustaja — 39 kappaletta
Best Loved Short Stories of Nineteenth Century America (2003) — Avustaja — 39 kappaletta
Spirits of Christmas (1989) — Avustaja — 31 kappaletta
101 Mystery Stories (1986) — Avustaja — 26 kappaletta
Great Short Stories of the World (1991) — Avustaja — 25 kappaletta
A Book of Princes (1964) — Avustaja — 25 kappaletta
Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Fantasy of the 19th Century (1982) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta
The Looking Glass Book of Stories (1960) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
Short Story Classics [American], Volume 3 (1905) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
The Harper Book of Princes (1964) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Visions and Imaginations: Classic Fantasy Fiction (2005) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Fun Phantoms: Tales of Ghostly Entertainment (1979) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Enter at Your Own Risk: Dreamscapes into Darkness (1605) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Representative American Short Stories — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
30 Eternal Masterpieces of Humorous Stories (2017) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
A Gathering of Ghosts: A Treasury (1970) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Eleven Possible Cases (1891) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Representative Modern Short Stories (1929) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
People in Fact and Fiction (1957) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Historier fra de syv have — Tekijä, eräät painokset2 kappaletta

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This tightly written story is an engrossing tale for which you will need to write your own ending. Stockton does a great job of leading his readers right up to that non-ending end, from which you surely know, by the time you have finished the story, just how he meant for it to end . . . or do you? Alas, the debate goes on and on and on . . .
 
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Maydacat | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 30, 2021 |
This is a classic story I had to read in junior-high (1950s) as preparation for an assignment to write a 'balanced' short story. I can't remember how well I did, but oddly I still remember the story.

Many of you may have had a similar experience, but if you haven't the story is well worth reading. It's really a story about human nature that will leave you guessing.
 
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LGCullens | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 1, 2021 |
Frank R. Stockton’s The Vizier of the Two-Horned Alexander is a breezy, fun yarn about a man who's lived about three thousand years. It is not quite a novel. But it is well-written and entertaining.

Highly recommended. Amusingly, though it deals with Moses and Joshua, it skirts Jesus and the disciples and apostles and all that. As such it is ... careful.
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wirkman | Feb 4, 2021 |
Beforehand, I hoped “The Adventures of Captain Horn” would be an exciting read, but it turned out to be slow-paced and short of thrills.

I almost stopped reading after the first few pages, as what you get is a third-person narrator explaining how Captain Horn’s ship is wrecked on an island. None of this is dramatized, therefore it’s similar to reading a newspaper article.

At long length, I came to some dialogue exchanges between Horn and a handful of survivors. This interested me enough to continue. I usually like shipwreck tales, providing they aren’t dull and uneventful, and hoped this one would start to improve.

The story adds some suspense when Horn and friends learn that a motley crew known as the Rackbirds share the island with them. The Rackbirds keep five African men slaves, of which one escapes and seeks shelter with Horn’s group. From here, it builds to what appears to be inevitable conflict, but sadly the outcome is a complete let down.

The anti-climax regarding the Rackbirds sets the tone for the rest of the book, as whenever Horn or one of his comrades face any danger, it’s easily overcome.

So, rather than an exciting face-off with the Rackbirds, Horn instead discovers a lot of gold. What to do with the gold, how to move the gold, and how to distribute the gold dominates the rest of the story. From this point, which is about one-quarter into the novel, I found myself skipping paragraphs, as the narrative becomes monotonous and passive.

For instance, a long section features Horn moving the gold from A to B. We get lengthy sections of Horn or one of the other characters wondering what they’ll do about such and such a thing, which is usually relating to the gold. I found this very boring.

Also, we have a lot of occasions where one character reads/hears about what another has been doing, so you get lengthy details of past events “told” as a second-hand account, as opposed to “showing” these event as they happen. Little is dramatized. It’s all explained in passive prose.
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