The Best Stories of O. Henry: Gift of the Magi, the Ransom of Red Chief, Mammon and the Archer and Others

Author:   O Henry
Publisher:   Kessinger Publishing
ISBN:  

9781162724515


Pages:   352
Publication Date:   10 September 2010
Format:   Paperback
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The Best Stories of O. Henry: Gift of the Magi, the Ransom of Red Chief, Mammon and the Archer and Others


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1899. Selected and with an introduction by Bennett Cerf and Van H. Cartmell. William Sydney Porter (O. Henry) was the most popular short story writer of his time. His stories typically revolved around two of his favorite themes, the situation of the impostor and fate as the one unavoidable reality of life. Another device he used was the surprise ending, usually coming about through coincidence. He was the founder of the humorous weekly The Rolling Stone. When the weekly failed, he joined the Houston Post as a reporter and columnist. He was convicted of embezzling money, although there's much debate over his actual guilt, and while in prison he started to write short stories. His first work, Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking appeared in McClure's Magazine. After emerging from prison Porter changed his name to O. Henry. He then moved to New York and wrote a story a week for the New York World, while also publishing in other magazines. This volume contains 38 of the best works of O. Henry including: The Gift of the Magi, The Ransom of Red Chief; Mammon and the Archer; and others. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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Author:   O Henry
Publisher:   Kessinger Publishing
Imprint:   Kessinger Publishing
Dimensions:   Width: 22.90cm , Height: 1.90cm , Length: 15.20cm
Weight:   0.472kg
ISBN:  

9781162724515


ISBN 10:   116272451
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   10 September 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of print, replaced by POD   Availability explained
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