Frank Richard Stockton

Frank Richard Stockton

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 20 Apr 1902 (aged 68)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section L, Lot 245
Memorial ID 989 · View Source
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Author. Born Francis Richard Stockton in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when he began to have his works published he elected to have them under the more informal “Frank R. Stockton.” His father, a Methodist minister and writer, had hoped that his son would become a doctor, but, upon graduating Philadelphia Central High School, he began working as a wood engraver and proved good enough to have some of his illustrations published. A devote of fantasy stories of dwarves and giants, he frequently wrote fairy tales, with his first work, “Ting-a-Ling Tales”, being published in “Riverside Magazine for Young People” in 1867. Taking up journalism, he worked on the staff of several magazines and was assistant editor of “St. Nicholas”, a children’s magazine founded in 1873. He also wrote for an adult audience, and his most famous short story being “The Lady or the Tiger?” which is a standard in American anthologies of literature.

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Gravesite Details Author and editor of children's literature. Wrote The Lady, or the Tiger?



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