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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (304 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frank Stockton Narrator: Walter ZimmermanUnspecified Cindy Hardin KillaveyUnspecified Jim Killavey Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN:
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Frank R. Stockton (1834-1902) was an American writer and humorist. His short stories were very popular in his day and are gaining a new audience today. Stockton used humor to poke fun at human foibles and created fantastic characters that he described in a charming, matter-of-fact way.

His most famous story is The Lady, or the Tiger? (1882), about a man sentenced to an unusual punishment for having a romance with a king's beloved daughter. Taken to the public arena, he is faced with two doors, behind one of which is a hungry tiger that will devour him. Behind the other is a beautiful lady-in-waiting, whom he will have to marry, if he finds her. While the crowd waits anxiously for his decision, he sees the princess among the spectators, who points him to the door on the right. The lover starts to open the door and....the story ends abruptly there. Did the princess save her love by pointing to the door leading to the lady-in-waiting, or did she prefer to see her lover die rather than see him marry someone else? That discussion hook has made this story a staple of English classes in American schools.

This volume includes The Lady or the Tiger as well as its sequel, The Discourager of Hesitancy.

Also included are:

  • Mr. Tolman
  • Our Archery Club
  • The Griffon and the Minor Canon
  • His Wife's Deceased Sister
  • The Transferred Ghost
  • Our Story
  • Old Pypes and the Dryad Download and start listening now!

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    Listener Opinions

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sneh Pradhan | 2/1/2014

      " "The Lady or the Tiger" was a story I had first read when I was 14 , as a part of my schol syllabus , but the story has remained with me ever since . Its a riveting story based in the medieval era in the company of Roman gladiators and gory bloodfests . The story revolves around the basic human themes of "love" and "jealousy" and deftly reveals the power of these two primal emotions in the the day-to-day drama of life . Especially likeable by those who love taut suspense that leaves you guessing till the very end . But the writer makes this story even more enigmatic by leaving the choice to the reader at the end . A rare treat , indeed ! "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sabrina Depue | 1/14/2014

      " I thought this story wasn't all that good and I found it very confusing. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bap | 1/9/2014

      " Thsi is one of my alltime favorite short stories with an ending that the reader must imagine. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wayne | 12/31/2013

      " This Book Is Self Explanatory. Who Came First, The Lady Or The Tiger. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bailey Newman | 12/2/2013

      " Decent book but not the best. It's more of a confusion and/or "Mind Anger" kinda book due to the ending. Other wise, its good. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amie | 11/11/2013

      " This is a great story about a choice. The crazy thing is, the author never tells us what choice the heroin makes; it's up to us as readers to decide. Very thought provoking. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayla | 11/11/2013

      " It was a great book but i didnt like the ending of it "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 10/17/2013

      " I have also read this twice and loved it. It's cool cuz you make up the ending. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/15/2013

      " GREAT short stories--make you think, neat style, last one is confusing "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dillan | 11/3/2012

      " it leaves way too much mystery at the end but it was a good book "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 sara | 11/3/2012

      " The Lady or the Tiger is my most favorite short story ever. Even though the ending frustrates the hell out of me. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raleigh | 2/27/2012

      " All of the stories in this book are pretty good but my favorite is for sure The Lady or the Tiger. It also has a sequel. Both are very well written. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Barron | 7/25/2011

      " The Lady or the Tiger is one of the best shorts I've read "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 1/20/2010

      " Which would you choose? I guess it kind of depends on what kind of person you are, and your meaning of love and jealousy. Great read, not too short but not too long and it makes you think! "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ricky Branch | 1/20/2010

      " Its a good book the ending was horriable because there was no ending "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 grixor | 9/11/2009

      " The book is okay. I am not really satisfied with the open ending. If only it had a little twist in it. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wayne | 3/20/2009

      " This Book Is Self Explanatory. Who Came First, The Lady Or The Tiger. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 9/28/2008

      " I have also read this twice and loved it. It's cool cuz you make up the ending. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raleigh | 8/30/2008

      " All of the stories in this book are pretty good but my favorite is for sure The Lady or the Tiger. It also has a sequel. Both are very well written. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amie | 8/22/2008

      " This is a great story about a choice. The crazy thing is, the author never tells us what choice the heroin makes; it's up to us as readers to decide. Very thought provoking. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bap | 3/22/2008

      " Thsi is one of my alltime favorite short stories with an ending that the reader must imagine. "

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