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Henry, O. 1862-1910

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Works: 1,726 works in 4,856 publications in 13 languages and 109,002 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Short stories, American  Biography  Christmas stories  Handbooks and manuals  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Director, Photographer, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Creator, Contributor, Honoree, Other, Originator
Classifications: PS2649.P5, 813.52
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The complete works of O. Henry by O Henry( Book )

49 editions published between 1899 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 4,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An omnibus volume containing 286 stories and poems
The best short stories of O. Henry by O Henry( Book )

67 editions published between 1899 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

38 stories
The gift of the Magi by O Henry( Book )

112 editions published between 1906 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A husband and wife sacrifice treasured possessions in order to buy each other Christmas presents
The four million by O Henry( Book )

126 editions published between 1906 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty-five stories set in New York City
Heart of the West by O Henry( Book )

111 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 2,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Western American short stories by O. Henry
Cabbages and kings by O Henry( Book )

95 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cabbages and Kings is still a rather unusual book, even after the experimentation with narrative form that has characterized much of twentieth century literature. With Roads of Destiny it was clear that O. Henry occasionally wanted to do new things with the short story form, and not just continue to produce the slightly sentimental shorts which had brought him popularity. He experimented with the form of the short story while continuing to write about the same sorts of subjects in the same accessible style. In Cabbages and Kings it is the idea of a collection of short stories that Henry plays with, writing what is in effect a novel consisting of short stories. Some parts of the book amount to chapters put in to glue the stories together, while other stories have little relevance to the main plot. This main plot is concerned with revolutionary politics in the fictional South American state of Anchuria, particularly the involvement with them of American citizens resident in the country. The President of Anchuria, Miraflores, has fled the capital with $100,000 from the treasury; he must be captured before he reaches the coast. In the coastal town of Coralio, he and his mistress are discovered, Miraflores kills himself, but the money disappears. The only two people who could know anything about it, the American Goodwin who found him, and Miraflores' mistress, now married to Goodwin, are too important to be suspected, and Goodwin is well known for his honesty. As the new president, Losada, begins to show signs that his rule will become oppressive even by the standards of South America at the time, opposition grows; and this forms the background to Cabbages and Kings. However, the best stories as short stories are those which have little relationship with this background, such as the sequence starting with Shoes centering on the young US consul John de Graffenried Atwood. This indicates that in the end Cabbages and Kings fails as an experiment; Henry's craft is so wedded to the short story form of which he was one of the greatest masters that the extended structure does not come at all naturally. The single background is a bit of a straight jacket, and it tends to fragment whenever Henry has an idea which interests him
The gentle grafter by O Henry( Book )

111 editions published between 1904 and 2016 in English and held by 1,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated by H.C. Greening and May Wilson Preston. This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display
The voice of the city : further stories of the four million by O Henry( Book )

100 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in English and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voice of the city -- The complete life of John Hopkins -- A lickpenny lover -- Dougherty's eye-opener -- "Little speck in garnered fruit"--The harbinger -- While the auto waits -- A comedy in rubber -- One thousand dollars -- The defeat of the city -- The shocks of doom -- The Plutonian fire -- Nemesis and the candy man -- Squaring the circle -- Roses, ruses and romance -- The city of dreadful night -- The Easter of the soul -- The fool-killer -- Transients in Arcadia -- The rathskeller and the rose -- The clarion call -- Extradited from Bohemia -- A Philistine in Bohemia -- From each according to his ability -- The memento
Options by O Henry( Book )

69 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of short stories, which includes:, ''The Rose of Dixie'', 'The Third Ingredient', 'The Hiding of Black Bill', 'Schools and Schools', 'Thimble, Thimble', 'Supply and Demand', 'Buried Treasure', 'To Him Who Waits', 'He Also Serves', 'The Moment of Victory', 'The Head-Hunter', 'No Story', 'The Higher Pragmatism', 'Best-Seller', 'Rus in Urbe', 'A Poor Rule.'"--Provided by publisher
Strictly business : more stories of the four million by O Henry( Book )

72 editions published between 1908 and 2012 in English and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterpieces of careful plotting and surprise endings, O. Henry's short stories are classics of American literature. Many of O. Henry's stories feature everyday New Yorkers going about their lives and reveal his affection for the ordinary man. Spellbinding reading for any fan of the short story, Strictly Business presents 23 of O. Henry's tales, including the title story about actors and the theater
Sixes and sevens by O Henry( Book )

81 editions published between 1904 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixes and Sevens presents 25 classic short stories by master storyteller O. Henry. The short pieces display his usual characteristics of wit and twists but also are notable for their graceful language, optimistic worldview, and warm characterizations. This collection includes such stories as "The Last of the Troubadours" and "The Sleuths."
Roads of destiny by O Henry( Book )

65 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authorized Edition, includes the title story, "The Lonesome Road," "The Emancipation of Billy,"
The gift of the Magi and other stories by O Henry( Book )

41 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of fourteen short stories reflecting various aspects of American life at the turn of the nineteenth century
Whirligigs by O Henry( Book )

56 editions published between 1910 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-four stories including "The Ransom of Red Chief" and "The Whirligig of Life."
Rolling stones by O Henry( Book )

70 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O. Henry is the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (1862-1910). Porter's 400 short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, characterization and the clever use of twist endings. He travelled to Austin in 1884, where he took a number of different jobs over the next several years, first as pharmacist then as a draftsman, bank teller and journalist. He also began writing as a sideline to employment. Porter's most prolific writing period started in 1902, when he moved to New York City to be near his publishers. He wrote 381 short stories while living there. He wrote a
The gift of the Magi by O Henry( Book )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A husband and wife sacrifice treasured possessions in order to buy each other Christmas presents
The trimmed lamp : and other stories of the four million by O Henry( Book )

84 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For other editions, see Author Catalog
Tales of O. Henry by O Henry( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TALES OF O. HENRY PRESENTS THIS BELOVED STORYTELLER'S VERY BEST WORKS, INCLUDING SUCH FAMOUS CLASSICS AS THE GIFT OF THE MAGI, THE THE COP AND THE ANTHEM. YOU WILL FIND YOURS OF READING PLEASURE IN THIS UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL COLLECTION OF HIS IMMORTAL TALES
O. Henry by O Henry( Book )

7 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven wonderful stories from one of America's greatest authors
Law and order by O Henry( )

8 editions published between 1900 and 1997 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The gift of the Magi
Alternative Names
Genri, O.

Genri O. 1862-1910

Henrī, Ō.

Henri, O. 1862-1910

Henrijs, O., 1862-1910

Henry, O.

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Henry, O pseud

Henry, Oliver 1862-1910

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Henry, Olivier, 1862-1910

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O. Henry americký spisovatel

O. Henry Amerikaans schrijver

O. Henry amerikansk författare

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O. Henry Perez

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O. Henry scrittore statunitense

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O. Henry's ghost 1862-1910

O'Genri.

O'Guenri 1862-1910

O'Henry

OHenry 1862-1910

O'Henry, W.S.P. 1862-1910

O'Henry, W.S.P. (William Sydney Porter), 1862-1910

O'Henry, William Sydney Porter, 1862-1910

Porter, Sydney

Porter W. S. 1862-1910

Porter, W. S (William Sidney), 1862-1910

Porter, William S.

Porter, William S. 1862-1910

Porter, William Sidney, 1862-1910

Porter, William Sydney.

Porter William Sydney 1862-1910

Poter, William Sydney 1862-1910

William Sidney Porter

William Sydney Porter

Генри О. 1862-1910

О. Генри 1862-1910

О. Генри американский писатель, прозаик

О. Генры

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О'Генри, 1862-1910

Портер, Уильям Сидни, 1862-1910

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הנרי, או 1862־1910

הענרי, א.

הענרי, א 1862־1910

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פורטר, וויליאם סידני

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بورتر، وليام سيدني، 1862-1910

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오 헨리

포터, 윌리엄 시드니 1862-1910

헨리, O. 1862-1910

헨리, 오 1862-1910

헨리, 오우

헨리, 오우 1862-1910

オー・ヘンリー

オー・ヘンリー 1862-1910

ヘンリー, O.

ヘンリー, オー

ヘンリー, オー 1862-1910

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