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41 Stories by O. Henry (Signet Classics (Paperback)) (edition 1991)

by O. Henry

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Title:41 Stories by O. Henry (Signet Classics (Paperback))
Authors:O. Henry
Info:Signet Classics (1991), Edition: Reissue, Mass Market Paperback
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Silly, but I when I think of this book, I can't help but be reminded of Steve Martin's sendup from Cruel Shoes about shinbone polish and cuticle frames. ( )
  BooksForDinner | Jan 2, 2012 |
I like O. Henry. And these short stories are why. ( )
  charlie68 | Jun 4, 2009 |
I loved this book as a preteen, and delighted in the surprise endings that bore English teachers today. Because Porter didn't write for children, the vocabulary and settings are prohibitive for all but a very good young reader. To an adult, the stories start to sound alike, but to a child, they can be delightful.
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At the stroke of six Ikey Snigglefritz laid down his goose.
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Collects these stories:
"The Social Triangle"
"Tobin's Palm"
"The Last Leaf"
"Schools and Schools"
"Springtime á la Carte"
"Best-Seller"
"The Gift of the Magi"
"The Green Door"
"Transients in Arcadia"
"Brickdust Row"
"The Enchanted Profile"
"The Furnished Room"
"Shearing the Wolf"
"Hostages to Momus"
"A Retrieved Reformation"
"The Higher Pragmatism"
"Conscience in Art"
"The Ethics of Pig"
"Jeff Peters as a Personal Magnet"
"A Tempered Wind"
"Telemachus, Friend"
"The Caballaro's Way"
"Friends in San Rosario"
"The Sphinx Apple"
"The Princess and the Puma"
"A Chaparral Prince"
"The Enchanted Kiss"
"The Lonesome Road"
"The Hiding of Black Hill"
"Hygeia at the Solito"
"'The Rose of Dixie'"
"Cherchez la Femme"
"The Fool-Killer"
"The Moment of Victory"
"Two Renegades"
"He Also Serves"
"The Lotus and the Bottle"
"The Shamrock and the Palm"
"Shoes"
"A Double-Dyed Deceiver"
"The Fourth in Salvador"
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451522540, Mass Market Paperback)

One of the most famous pseudonym's in history, the name O. Henry evokes wordplay that is dazzling, inventive, wry, and humorous. This anthology includes forty-one stories that continue to captivate generation after generation of readers, including "The Gift of the Magi," "The Furnished Room," and those which demonstrate the technical genius and wide range of O. Henry's world.

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A collection of stories about the big city, con men and hoboes, the Wild West and the tame West, and our neighbors to the south--domestic and foreign.

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