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Cinderella And Other Stories   By: (1864-1916)

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Cinderella And Other Stories by Richard Harding Davis is a delightful collection of short stories that transport readers into a world of charm and magic. With each narrative, Davis skillfully weaves together heartwarming tales that capture the essence of classic folklore and fairy tales.

Opening with the enchanting story of Cinderella, Davis effortlessly captures the timeless essence of this beloved tale. He breathes new life into the characters, allowing readers to reconnect with the magic and innocence of their own childhood. Through his exquisite storytelling, Davis successfully creates a sense of wonder and adventure that transcends generations.

The collection goes beyond the realm of traditional fairy tales, as Davis skillfully expands his repertoire to include lesser-known stories that captivate readers' imaginations. Each story is unique, and the narratives explore various themes such as love, sacrifice, and the pursuit of dreams. From the hauntingly beautiful tale of the Little Mermaid to the courageous adventures of Thumbelina, Davis effortlessly connects readers with the characters and their struggles.

One of the strengths of Davis' writing is his ability to layer his stories with moral lessons and profound observations about human nature. Through his carefully crafted prose and vivid descriptions, he explores the complexities of human relationships and the choices we make. These insights add depth and substance to the narratives, elevating them beyond mere entertainment and transforming them into thought-provoking tales.

Davis' storytelling is also enriched by his keen attention to detail. Each story is carefully crafted, with visuals that transport readers to lush landscapes, opulent palaces, and treacherous forests. Readers will find themselves fully immersed in the world of each story, thanks to Davis' evocative descriptions and well-crafted settings.

However, some readers might find that the language and style of the stories lean toward the more traditional side, which may be less appealing to those who prefer contemporary writing. Additionally, some stories are relatively short, leaving readers craving for more depth and development. Nevertheless, Davis' ability to tell a complete and captivating story within a limited scope is admirable.

Cinderella And Other Stories is a marvelous collection that will surely captivate readers of all ages. Richard Harding Davis skillfully revives beloved characters, while introducing lesser-known tales that are just as mesmerizing. Whether you are a fan of fairy tales or simply enjoy beautifully written stories, this book will enchant you with its timeless charm and transport you to a world where dreams come true.

First Page:

[Illustration: "He looked beyond, through the dying fire, into the succeeding years."]








Copyright, 1896,

By Charles Scribner's Sons.

The stories in this volume have appeared in Scribner's Magazine, Harper's Magazine, Weekly, and Young People; and "The Reporter who Made Himself King" also in a volume, the rest of which, however, addressed itself to younger readers.

University Press:



Page Cinderella 1 Miss Delamar's Understudy 36 The Editor's Story 76 An Assisted Emigrant 105 The Reporter who Made Himself King 119


The servants of the Hotel Salisbury, which is so called because it is situated on Broadway and conducted on the American plan by a man named Riggs, had agreed upon a date for their annual ball and volunteer concert, and had announced that it would eclipse every other annual ball in the history of the hotel. As the Hotel Salisbury had been only two years in existence, this was not an idle boast, and it had the effect of inducing many people to buy the tickets, which sold at a dollar apiece, and were good for "one gent and a lady," and entitled the bearer to a hat check without extra charge... Continue reading book >>

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