The Captain's Toll-Gate (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)

The Captain's Toll-Gate (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press) by Frank R. Stockton

Title: The Captain's Toll-Gate (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)
Author: Frank R. Stockton
ISBN10: 1406561886
ISBN13: 978-1406561883
Publisher: Dodo Press (October 26, 2007)
Language: English
Subcategory: Contemporary
Size PDF: 1490 kb
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Rating: 3.6/5
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Pages: 316 pages
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The Captain's Toll-Gate (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press) by Frank R. Stockton


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Frank R. Stockton (1834-1902) 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 12th 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, matterof- fact way in stories like The Griffin and the Minor Canon (1885) and The Bee-Man of Orn and Other Fanciful Tales (1887). His most famous fable is The Lady, or the Tiger? (1882), which is about a man sentenced to an unusual punishment for having a romance with a king's beloved daughter.