Author: O. HenryPublisher: Wordsworth ClassicsYear: 1995Language: EnglishPages: 736ISBN/UPC (if available): 1852362412
This collection of 100 of O. Henry's finest stories is a showcase for the sheer variety 0f one of America's best loved story writers.These stories of O. Henry are in the great tradition of American short story writings stretching from Irvin and Poe to Damon Runyon and even P J O'Rourke. The extraordinary life and experiences of O' Henry inform all his stories. He is at home describing life south of the Rio Grande as he is with the four million- the ordinary inhabitants of the teeming , turn- of -the- century New York. They are marked by coincidence and surprise endings as well as the compassion and high humor that have made O' Henry's stories popular for the last century.
The Gift of the MagiA Cosmopolite in a CafTBetween RoundsThe Skylight RoomA Service of LoveThe Coming-out of MaggieThe Cop and the AnthemMemoirs of a Yellow DogThe Love-philtre of Ikey SchoensteinMammon and the ArcherSpringtime a la CarteFrom the Cabby's SeatAn Unfinished StorySisters of the Golden CircleThe Romance of a Busy BrokerThe Furnished RoomThe Brief Debut of TildyHearts and CrossesTelemachus, FriendThe Handbook of HymenThe Trimmed LampThe PendulumThe Assessor of SuccessThe Buyer from Cactus CityThe Badge of Policeman O'RoonBrickdust RowThe Making of a New YorkerVanity and some SablesThe Social TriangleThe Lost BlendA Harlem Tragedy'The Guilty Party'The Last LeafThe Count and the Wedding GuestThe Tale of a Tainted TennerJeff Peters as a Personal MagnetThe Hand that Riles the World The Exact Science of MatrimonyConscience in ArtThe Man Higher UpA Tempered WindHostages to MomusThe Ethics of PigStrictly BusinessThe Day ResurgentThe Fifth WheelThe Poet and the PeasantThe Thing's the PlayA Ramble in AphasiaA Municipal ReportCompliments of the SeasonProof of the PuddingPast One at Rooney's'The Rose of Dixie'The Third IngredientThimble, ThimbleBuried TreasureThe Moment of VictoryThe Head-HunterThe Last of the TroubadoursThe SleuthsWitches' LoavesHolding up a TrainUlysses and the DogmanAt Arms with MorpheusA Ghost of a ChanceJimmy Hayes and MurielThe Door of UnrestThe Duplicity of HargreavesLet me feel your PulseLaw and OrderTransformation of Martin BurneyRoads of DestinyThe Guardian of the AccoladeThe Enchanted Profile'Next to Reading Matter'A Double-dyed DeceiverThe Passing of Black EagleA Retrieved ReformationThe Halberdier of the Little RheinschlossTwo RenegadesA Lickpenny LoverDougherty's Eye-opener'Little Speck in Garnered Fruit'While the Auto WaitsA Comedy in RubberOne Thousand DollarsThe Shocks of DoomNemesis and the Candy ManThe MementoThe Hypotheses of FailureCalloway's Code'Girl'A Technical ErrorA Blackjack BargainerMadame Bo-Peep of the RanchesA Ruler of MenThe Atavism of John Tom Little BearThe MarionettesThe Dream