A Chinese Wonder Book

A Chinese Wonder Book.

This story book contains 15 Chinese folktales.
Author: Norman Hinsdale Pitman
Editor: Andrew Lang
Published: 1919
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Co., 681 Fifth Avenue, New York

A Chosen Few

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.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas.

Author: Charles Dickens
Illustrations By John Leech
Published: 1843

A Diversity of Creatures

An odd assortment of tales—or a diversity of creatures, a Kipling called it—and poems—the poems following the stories and alluding to something mentioned within. These include the Science Fiction-ish As Easy as A.B.C and the two Stalky & Co. tales (not included there), The Honours of War and Regulus. Written in 1917.

A Study in Scarlet

A Study in Scarlet By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introducing his new characters, “consulting detective” Sherlock Holmes and his friend and chronicler, Dr. John Watson, who later became two of the most famous characters in literature.

Conan Doyle wrote the story in 1886, and it was published the following year.

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