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

Overview
Works: 138 works in 573 publications in 2 languages and 5,360 library holdings
Genres: Fairy tales  Fiction  Folklore  Maps  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Paraphrases  Poetry  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Arranger, Other, Collector, Contributor, Publisher, Compiler
Classifications: PR1119, 398.209
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by W. A Clouston
Popular tales and fictions : their migrations and transformations by W. A Clouston( )

13 editions published between 1887 and 2002 in English and held by 1,190 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 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular tales and fictions; their migrations and transformations by W. A Clouston( Book )

35 editions published between 1887 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two sisters who have become recluses after the arsenic poisoning of four members of their family
The book of noodles: stories of simpletons; or, Fools and their follies by W. A Clouston( Book )

29 editions published between 1888 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1840 and 2013 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Further Oriental stories and folklore, akin to the Arabian Nights material
Book of wise sayings, selected largely from Eastern sources by W. A Clouston( )

16 editions published between 1893 and 2014 in English and held by 206 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
Arabian poetry for English readers by W. A Clouston( Book )

19 editions published between 1881 and 2008 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited, with an introduction and notes, by W. A. Clouston
Originals and analogues of some of Chaucer's Canterbury tales by Frederick James Furnivall( Book )

25 editions published between 1872 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1887 and 1888 in English and Undetermined and held by 187 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 164 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 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translations from the original sources of material introduced into the Arabian Nights by Galland
Supplement to The wright's chaste wife ... : additional analogs to The wright's chaste wife by W. A Clouston( Book )

7 editions published between 1886 and 1969 in English and held by 99 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 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 83 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 62 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 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

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

11 editions published between 1875 and 2015 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Popular tales and fictions : their migrations and transformations
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Popular tales and fictions; their migrations and transformationsThe book of noodles: stories of simpletons; or, Fools and their folliesBook of wise sayings, selected largely from Eastern sources
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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