Answered By: Celita Ávila
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2015     Views: 441

Ah yes. Frank Stockton's short story of the ultimate unsolvable problem. The lady, or the tiger?

To find literary criticism of this and other short stories, consult these sources:

1. Literature Resource Center (library database) - just fill in the title and author boxes to find full-text critiques, biographies, work overviews and more. Leave off the a, an, or the in the title.


2. Gale Virtual Reference Library (library database) - search for "lady or the tiger" and click on the entry from Short Stories for Students. Almost 20 pages of criticism!

3. Magill On Literature (library database) - take a look at the Masterplots item. Masterplots is like the academically respectable version of Cliffs Notes or Spark Notes.

Of course we also have print equivalents for these literary critiques located in:

  • Short Stories for Students - 2nd floor MLC Reference, PN3373 .S56
  • Short Story Criticism - 2nd floor MLC Reference, PN3321 .S5
  • Masterplots II Short Story Series - 2nd floor MLC Reference, PN3326 .M27 1986

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