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

Overview
Works: 135 works in 498 publications in 2 languages and 5,210 library holdings
Genres: Maps  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Paraphrases  Quotations  Folklore  Romances  Humor  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Arranger, Other, Contributor, Publisher
Classifications: PR1119,
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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 )

22 editions published between 1887 and 2012 in English and held by 730 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
The tale of Beryn, with a prologue of the merry adventure of the pardoner with a tapster at Canterbury by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

34 editions published between 1887 and 2000 in English and English, Middle and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1840 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1872 and 1968 in English and English, Middle and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 4 of set : <Sections> numbered 16-19
John Lane's continuation of Chaucer's 'Squire's tale' by John Lane( Book )

11 editions published in 1888 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1881 and 2008 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1865 and 1969 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 71 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 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 48 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

The tale of Beryn with a prologue of the merry adventure of the pardoner with a tapster at Canterbury by Berinus( Book )

6 editions published between 1909 and 1998 in English, Middle and English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1893 and 2014 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In dire need of a stout dose of sound advice? Shake the doldrums and get back on track by dipping into W.A. Clouston's fascinating Book of Wise Sayings. Bringing together bon mots and aphorisms from around the world, this volume can soothe the soul in troubled times or provide philosophical fodder for a lively discussion
Literary curiosities and eccentricities : a book of anecdote laconic sayings, and gems of thought in prose and verse by W. A Clouston( Book )

10 editions published between 1875 and 1900 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book of wise sayings by W. A Clouston( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 3 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
 
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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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Book of wise sayings