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

Overview
Works: 129 works in 470 publications in 3 languages and 4,932 library holdings
Genres: Sources  Maps  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Paraphrases  Bibliography  Folklore  Quotations  Romances  Miscellanea  Humor 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Arranger, Other, Contributor, 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 ( )
20 editions published between 1887 and 2003 in English and held by 1,773 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 )
41 editions published between 1876 and 1998 in English and English, Middle and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book of noodles: stories of simpletons; or, Fools and their follies by W. A Clouston ( Book )
33 editions published between 1888 and 2010 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flowers from a Persian garden and other papers by W. A Clouston ( Book )
17 editions published between 1890 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originals and analogues of some of Chaucer's Canterbury tales by Frederick James Furnivall ( Book )
29 editions published between 1872 and 1968 in English and English, Middle and held by 208 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 between 1887 and 1888 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of Eastern romances and stories from the Persian, Tamil, and Urdu by W. A Clouston ( Book )
21 editions published between 1889 and 1978 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arabian poetry for English readers by W. A Clouston ( Book )
12 editions published between 1881 and 2008 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Supplement to The wright's chaste wife ... : additional analogs to The wright's chaste wife by W. A Clouston ( Book )
10 editions published between 1865 and 1960 in English and held by 116 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 80 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 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Book of Wise Sayings Selected Largely from Eastern Sources by W. A Clouston ( )
8 editions published between 1893 and 2014 in English and held by 63 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
The book of Sindibād; or, The story of the king, his son, the damsel, and seven vazīrs ( Book )
3 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 59 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 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Book of Sindibad or, The story of the King, his son, the damsel, and the seven Vazirs by Book of Sindbad ( Book )
13 editions published between 1884 and 1967 in English and held by 37 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
Book of Wise Sayings by W. A Clouston ( )
4 editions published between 1893 and 2013 in English and held by 28 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
Additional analogs to The wright's chaste wife by W. A Clouston ( Book )
7 editions published between 1886 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 23 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 ( )
9 editions published between 1875 and 1876 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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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
Languages
English (301)
English, Middle (23)
French (1)
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