Frank R. Stockton

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Birthday
5, 1834
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Apr 20, 1902 (68)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
5, 1834
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Apr 20, 1902 (68)

About

An American writer of children's fairy tales, he is best remembered for The Lady, or the Tiger? (1882) and The Hundreth Man (1886). His later works include The Captain's Toll-Gate (1903) and The Lost Dryad (1912).

Before Fame

He worked as a wood engraver before writing for a Philadelphia newspaper founded by his brother.

Trivia

His father, a Methodist minister, discouraged him from pursuing a writing career.

Family Life

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Following his marriage to Mary Ann Edwards Tuttle, he settled in Nutley, New Jersey.

Associated With

His stories The Griffin and the Minor Canon (1885) and The Bee-Man of Orn (1887) were illustrated by Maurice Sendak.