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Waifs and Strays

O Henry

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ISBN 10: 1406817635 / ISBN 13: 9781406817638
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88 pages. Dimensions: 7.8in. x 5.0in. x 0.4in.Twelve short stories by O. Henry. One of the most famous pseudonyms in history, the name O. Henry evokes wordplay that is dazzling, inventive, wry, and humorous. O. Henry began writing short stories as a prison inmate, and he quickly fine tuned his skills behind the bars and developed into an excellent storyteller. The distinctive characteristic of O. Henrys short stories is the ironic twist at the end, which never fails to surprise and entertain. O. Henrys suspense and trademark ironic twist ensures that readers who have a good literary taste in short stories will not be disappointed. These stories were written in the first half of the twentieth century, and O. Henrys use of language far surpasses that of most contemporary writers. His stories also demonstrate his unique insight into the social conditions of his time. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781406817638

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Title: Waifs and Strays

Publisher: Echo Library

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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1919. Together with a representative selection of critical and biographical comment. William Sydney Porter (O. Henry) was the most popular short story writer of his time. His stories typically revolved around two of his favorite themes, the situation of the impostor and fate as the one unavoidable reality of life. Another device he used was the surprise ending, usually coming about through coincidence. Contents: Part One, Twelve Stories: The Red Roses of Tonia; Round the Circle; The Rubber Plant's Story; Out of Nazareth; Confessions of a Humorist; The Sparrows in Madison Square; Hearts and Hands; The Cactus; The Detective Detector; The Dog and the Playlet; A Little Talk about Mobs; and The Snow Man. Part Two, Critical and Biographical Comment includes writings about O. Henry by Arthur W. Page, Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, Stephen Leacock, A. St. John Adcock, George Jean Nathan, Christopher Morley, William Lyon Phelps, Arthur B. Maurice, Caroline Francis Richardson, and Henry James Forman. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910), known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American short story writer. His stories are known for their surprise endings.

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