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

Overview
Works: 119 works in 540 publications in 2 languages and 5,337 library holdings
Genres: Maps  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Paraphrases  Folklore  Quotations  Romances  Humor  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Arranger, Other, Compiler, 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( Book )

40 editions published between 1887 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The appearance of the Nights and other Oriental story collections led to studies of their influence on European folklore
The tale of Beryn, with a prologue of the merry adventure of the pardoner with a tapster at Canterbury by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

54 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 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1840 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Further Oriental stories and folklore, akin to the Arabian Nights material
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 187 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 )

14 editions published between 1887 and 1888 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Edited, with an introduction and notes, by W. A. Clouston
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

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

14 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Translations from the original sources of material introduced into the Arabian Nights by Galland
Literary coincidences; a bookstall bargain; and other papers by W. A Clouston( Book )

11 editions published between 1892 and 2015 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 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 spring-time of youth is past, there are occasions when the mind is peculiarly susceptible to the force of a pithy maxim, which may tend to the reforming of one's way of life. There is commonly more practical wisdom in a striking aphorism than in a round dozen of "goody" books--that is to say, books which are not good in the highest sense, because their themes are overlaid with commonplace and wearisome reflections
Birds of omen in Shetland by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby( Book )

6 editions published between 1893 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 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 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1872 and 1928 in English and held by 14 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