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New paperback book copy of The Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories by O. Henry. Dover Thrift Edition. Dover original selection (1992) of stories republished from standard texts. Note. 96 pages. 5-3/16 x 8-1/4 inches, 21 cm. Current list price 2.00. Stories in this book: From The Four Million (1906): The Gift of the Magi, The Cop and the Anthem, Springtime a la Carte, The Green Door, After Twenty Years, The Furnished Room; From The Heart of the West (1907): The Pimienta Pancakes; From The Trimmed Lamp (1907): The Last Leaf; From The Voice of the City (1908): The Voice of the City, While the Auto Waits; From Roads of Destiny (1909): A Retrieved Reformation; From Strictly Business (1910): A Municipal Report; From Whirligigs (1910): A Newspaper Story, The Ransom of Red Chief; From Sixes and Sevens (1911): A Ghost of a Chance, Makes the Whole World Kin.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!
Here are sixteen of the best stories by one of America's most popular storytellers. For nearly a century, the work of O. Henry has delighted readers with its humor, irony and colorful, real-life settings. The writer's own life had more than a touch of color and irony. Born William Sidney Porter in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1862, he worked on a Texas ranch, then as a bank teller in Austin, then as a reporter for the Houston "Post." Adversity struck, however, when he was indicted for embezzlement of bank funds. Porter fled to New Orleans, then to Honduras before he was tried, convicted and imprisoned for the crime in 1898. In prison he began writing stories of Central America and the American Southwest that soon became popular with magazine readers. After his release Porter moved to New York City, where he continued writing stories under the pen name O.
HenryThough his work earned him an avid readership, O. Henry died in poverty and oblivion scarcely eight years after his arrival in New York. But in the treasury of stories he left behind are such classics of the genre as "The Gift of the Magi," "The Last Leaf," "The Ransom of Red Chief," "The Voice of the City" and "The Cop and the Anthem" -- all included in this choice selection. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
Title: The Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)
Categories: Short Stories,
Publisher: Dover Publications: 1992-02-05
ISBN Number: 0486270610
ISBN Number 13: 9780486270616
Book Condition: New
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Item: 3.00 Item
Seller ID: 013351