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The Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)

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 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.

Synopsis:

Sixteen captivating stories by one of America's most popular storytellers. Included are such classics as "The Gift of the Magi," "The Last Leaf," and "The Ransom of Red Chief." Publisher's Note. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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Sixteen captivating stories: "The Gift of the Magi," "The Last Leaf," "The Ransom of Red Chief," more.

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Sixteen captivating stories by one of America's most popular storytellers. Included are such classics as "The Gift of the Magi," "The Last Leaf" and "The Ransom of Red Chief." Publisher's Note.

Table of Contents

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 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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486270616
Author:
Henry, O.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Henry, O.
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Author:
O, Henry
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
United States Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
19920231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.19 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Sixteen captivating stories by one of America's most popular storytellers. Included are such classics as "The Gift of the Magi," "The Last Leaf," and "The Ransom of Red Chief." Publisher's Note. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
"Synopsis" by , Sixteen captivating stories: "The Gift of the Magi," "The Last Leaf," "The Ransom of Red Chief," more.

"Synopsis" by , Sixteen captivating stories by one of America's most popular storytellers. Included are such classics as "The Gift of the Magi," "The Last Leaf" and "The Ransom of Red Chief." Publisher's Note.

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