¿La dama o el tigre? Y otros cuentos (Books4pocket Narrativa) (Spanish Edition)

Por tener un romance con la hija del rey un joven es sentenciado a un extrano castigo. En el centro del anfiteatro se halla ante dos puertas cerradas y debe elegir una de ellas. Tras una de las puertas hay un tigre que lo devorara en breves segundos. Tras la otra lo espera una bella dama para casarse con el. Mientras la muchedumbre espera ansiosa la decision del joven, el ve en las gradas a su amada princesa, que le senala una de las puertas. El joven se dispone a abrirla lentamente y Una lectura que no solo no te dejara impasible sino que te obligara a tomar una decision irrevocable. / In the very olden time there lived a semi-barbaric king, whose ideas, though somewhat polished and sharpened by the progressiveness of distant Latin neighbors, were still large, florid, and untrammeled, as became the half of him which was barbaric. He was a man of exuberant fancy, and, withal, of an authority so irresistible that, at his will, he turned his varied fancies into facts. He was greatly given to self-communing, and, when he and himself agreed upon anything, the thing was done. At this point the question is posed to the reader, ""Did the tiger come out of that door, or did the lady?"" The question is not answered, and is left as a thought experiment regarding human nature.

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By Marianeliis (The United States) · ★★★★★ · February 25, 2010
In my English class, we read a short story call “The lady or the tiger “by Frank Stockton. The author makes the reader imagine himself in the same position as the protagonist. By using seriously and provoking situation where no one wants to be involved, Frank makes the reader go through stong emo... ...more
By Katherine (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · February 25, 2010
This story is a very old story, throughout the years this story has been known by much reader. The story “Lady or Tiger” is a very popular book, and before I read this book I will love to know if this story is very interesting, although according to many others it is. After I read this story, I... ...more
By Gustavo (The United States) · ★★★★★ · February 24, 2010



The book "The Lady and The Tiger and other Short Stories" is a book that I highly recommend to critical thinkers and people who know how ironic a writing piece can be. However,if you're not these kind of people I also recommend it to you because this short story is quite multifaceted in many way... ...more
By Raquel (The United States) · February 25, 2010
The story "Lady or The Tiger", revolves a woman and her difficult decisions. I would have liked to know the ending of the story, I would have wish that the end had a development at the conclusion that was more clear. Then also, what happened with the princess and the king, and the other woman, m... ...more
By Melky (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · February 24, 2010
The story the "lady or the tiger" revolves around how love can lead to obsession and jealousy. A grate story the illustrate the weird possession of these characters. Frank Stockton illuminate how the princes uses her anger and prefers to kill the lover or her life to not be shared by anyone else.... ...more
By Edwin (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · February 24, 2010
In the story "Lady or Tiger" there were many actions that were interesting in the story. This short story has one of the most incomplete and annoying endings that I have ever seen. The story is mostly about the young man, queen, and the king. The young man was the victim because he wanted to get... ...more
By Louis (The United States) · ★★★★★ · February 25, 2010
This story the "Lady or the Tiger" by Frank Stockton was a nice story because of its jealousy in the story. Second the settings takes place in medieval times. Is mostly about a Princes who falls in love with a guy who is poor. However her father got mad and put him in jail and they gave him a pu... ...more
By Tara (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · August 07, 2014
I've read quite a few collections of fairy tales over the years, and this just might be my favorite. I think what I liked about it was that the stories seemed logical--I mean, sure, they're about giants and fairies and girls who get their heads chopped off, mope about it for a while, and then get... ...more
By Ramel (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · February 24, 2010
"Lady or Tiger''
Frank Stockton

This story is a very old story, and throughout the years this story has been known by many reader. This story ''Lady or Tiger''is very popular,and before i read this book I will love to know if this story was very interesting,although according to many others it i... ...more
By Andrew · ★★★☆☆ · March 20, 2015
Enjoyable set of short stories - Stockton's humor much more in evidence here than in the novels. Lengthy dialect piece "That Same Old Coon" was tiresome, as was the "On The Training of Parents" essay. "The Lady or the Tiger" is a classic, and holds up well, as does the humorous "Every Man His Own... ...more