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The more than 600 stories written by O. Henry provided an embarrassment of riches for the compilers of this volume. The final selection of the thirty-eight stories in this collection offers for the reader's delight those tales honored almost unanimously by anthologists and those that represent, in variety and balance, the best work of America's favorite storyteller. They are tales in his most mellow, humorous, and ironic moods. They give the full range and flavor of the man born William Sydney Porter but known throughout the world as O. Henry, one of the great masters of the short story.
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William Sydney Porter (1862-1910)--better known as O. Henry--is one of the world's most widely published writers. A master of the short story, he is the author of more than six hundred tales that have been translated into nearly every language. He is best known for his stories about New York City, which include "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Purple Dress".
|Title:||The Best Short Stories of O. Henry||Publisher:||Modern Library|
|Author:||O Henry, O Henry, Bennett Cerf|
|No. of Pages:||368|
William Sydney Porter better known as O. Henry is the writer of over six hundred stories. This collection consists of thirty eight best stories of O. Henry. These stories were written in the first half of the twentieth century and the best thing is Henry’s brilliant use of language. The stories have humor, harmony, hope, inspiration and romance. Each story is of 4 – 5 pages in length. The titles of the stories are pretty interesting. You can see them below. All the stories are delightful short stories. 1. The Gift of the Magi 2. A Cosmopolite in a Café 3. Man About Town 4. The Cop and the Anthem 5. The Love 6. Mammon and the Archer 7. Spring time A La Carte 8. From the Cabby's Seat 9. The Unfinished Story 10. The Romance of a busy Broker 11. The Furnished Rooms 12. The Roads of Destiny 13. The Enchanted Profile 14. The Passing of Black Eagle 15. A Retrieved Reformation 16. The Renaissance at Charlieroi 17. Shoes 18. Ships 19. The Hiding of Black Bill 20. The Duplicity of Hargraves 21. The Ransom of Red Chief 22. The Marry month of May 23. The Whirligig of Life 24. The Blackjack Bargainer 25. A Lickpenny Lover 26. The Defeat of the City 27. Squaring the Circle 28. Transients in Arcadia 29. The Trimmed Lamp 30. The Pendulum 31. The Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen 32. The Making of a New Yorker 33. The Lost Blend 34. A Harlem Tragedy 35. A Midsummer Knight's Dream 36. The Last Leaf 37. The Count and the Wedding Guest 38. A Municipal report My favorite in this collection Is “The Gift of the Magi” and “The Ransom of Red Chief”. I read this book over and over again without getting bored. A great collection o short stories to have in your book shelf.
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