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Clouston, W. A. (William Alexander) 1843-1896

Overview
Works: 121 works in 524 publications in 2 languages and 5,241 library holdings
Genres: Maps  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Paraphrases  Folklore  Quotations  Romances  Fiction  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Arranger, Other, Contributor, Compiler, Publisher
Classifications: PR1119, 398.209
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Most widely held works by W. A Clouston
Popular tales and fictions : their migrations and transformations by W. A Clouston( Book )

28 editions published between 1887 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1887, after it became apparent that many of the same folktales were told in different countries and even on different continents, this volume attempts to uncover the origins, similarities and variations of works of early literature and collections of folktales from Egyptian, Chinese Budhist, Indian, Arabic, Persian and European cultures. I t retells classic tales, then invites the reader to judge "of their common origin, and the transformations they have undergone in passing from one country to another." While some of the tales are familiar to modern readers, many are not. This edition includes: original folktales collected from all over Europe, Asia and North Africa; an introduction including literary appreciation for Clouston's work and an overview of modern comparative folktale research; and reference directing the reader to recent scholarship devoted to the tales in question
The tale of Beryn, with a prologue of the merry adventure of the pardoner with a tapster at Canterbury by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

52 editions published between 1876 and 2000 in English and English, Middle and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of noodles: stories of simpletons; or, Fools and their follies by W. A Clouston( Book )

35 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flowers from a Persian garden and other papers by W. A Clouston( Book )

27 editions published between 1840 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Lane's continuation of Chaucer's 'Squire's tale' by John Lane( Book )

14 editions published between 1887 and 1889 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originals and analogues of some of Chaucer's Canterbury tales by Frederick James Furnivall( Book )

26 editions published between 1872 and 1968 in English and English, Middle and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 4 of set : <Sections> numbered 16-19
Popular tales and fictions, their migrations and transformations by W. A Clouston( Book )

7 editions published between 1887 and 1968 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of Eastern romances and stories from the Persian, Tamil, and Urdu by W. A Clouston( Book )

24 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arabian poetry for English readers by W. A Clouston( Book )

17 editions published between 1881 and 2008 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supplement to The wright's chaste wife ... : additional analogs to The wright's chaste wife by W. A Clouston( Book )

6 editions published between 1886 and 1969 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Sindibād; or, The story of the king, his son, the damsel, and seven vazīrs by Sindbad( Book )

16 editions published between 1884 and 1967 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hieroglyphic Bibles, their origin and history; a hitherto unwritten chapter of bibliography, with facsimile illustrations by W. A Clouston( Book )

11 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary coincidences; a bookstall bargain; and other papers by W. A Clouston( Book )

10 editions published between 1892 and 1976 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bakhtyār Nāma: a Persian romance by Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad Daqāyiqī( Book )

10 editions published in 1883 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wisdom and genius of Dr. Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson( Book )

7 editions published between 1875 and 1991 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supplement to The wright's chaste wife ... Additional analogs by Adam( Book )

6 editions published between 1865 and 1960 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book of wise sayings, selected largely from Eastern sources by W. A Clouston( Book )

16 editions published between 1893 and 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a man has reached middle-age he generally feels with tenfold force the truth of those ""sayings of the wise"" which he learned in his early years, and has cause to regret, as well as wonder, that he had not all along followed their wholesome teaching. For it is to the young, who are about to cross the threshold of active life, that such terse convincing sentences are more especially addressed, and, spite of the proverbial heedlessness of youth, there will be found many who are not deaf to this kind of instruction, if their moral environment be favourable. But, even after the s
Hieroglyphic Bibles, their origin and history; a hitherto unwritten chapter of bibliography, with facsimile illustrations by W. A Clouston( Book )

3 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary curiosities and eccentricities : a book of anecdote laconic sayings, and gems of thought in prose and verse by W. A Clouston( Book )

11 editions published between 1875 and 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Popular tales and fictions : their migrations and transformations
Alternative Names
Clouston, W. a

Clouston, W. A. 1843-1896

Clouston, William A.

Clouston, William Alex 1843-1896

Clouston, William Alexander

Clouston, William Alexander 1843-1896

Klouston, V. A.

Klouston, V. A. 1843-1896

William Alexander Clouston British folklorist

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The book of noodles: stories of simpletons; or, Fools and their folliesBook of wise sayings, selected largely from Eastern sources