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New York. 1990. September 1990. Signet/New American Library. 1st Signet Classic Paperback Edition. Very Good In Wrappers. ISBN: 0451524799. Edited & With An Afterword By Jack Zipes. Cover Art By Maurice Sendak. 432 pages. paperback. CE2479. Cover art by Maurice Sendak. FROM THE PUBLISHER-Best known for his famous story 'The Lady or the Tiger? ' Frank Stockton has only now been rediscovered as the writer of dozens of irresistible fantasy tales. Magical visions, sorcerers both good and evil, dragons and fairies, and enchantment that touches its glittering brush to prince and commoner alike-this is the fabulous world of Frank Stockton, America's first writer of 'fairy tales? ' This superb collection brings back into print 24 of Stockton's best stories, such as 'The Bee-Man of Orn, ' in which an impoverished old man discovers that he has been transformed, but only a quest will reveal from what, or 'The Castle of Bim, ' where a young girl's strange adventures begin with a mysterious knock at the door. Filled with unexpected twists, humor, and realistically drawn worlds where the impossible happens, Stockton's stories are not juvenile fairy tales. but the kind of rich, entertaining fictions that all lovers of quality imaginative writing will relish. Edited and with an Afterword by Jack Zipes. 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. inventory #32864.
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