Frank R Stockton

Frank R. Stockton (1834-1902) published his first book, "Ting-a-Ling", a collection of fairy tales, in 1870. From 1873 to 1881, he was assistant editor of "St. Nicholas" magazine, working with Mary Mapes Dodge. His writing career flourished in the last two decades of the nineteenth century, when he produced story collections, novels, and works of history for young readers, as well as nonfiction and fiction for adults, notably his story "The Lady or the Tiger?"