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This collection, a facsimile of the 1910 Authorized Edition, contains the title story and 22 others, including "The Thing's the Play," "The Call of the Tame," and "Psyche and the Pskyscraper."
Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 10th 2003 by Wildside Press (first published 1910)
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Elaine Mulligan
Apr 13, 2014 Elaine Mulligan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O. Henry New York City was "Baghdad-on-the-Subway" little did he know the events of 2001. Stories of the lives of blue collar workers (is that phrase still applicable?) and middle class with endings that can turn the whole story on it's ear.

--Strictly business
--The gold that glittered.
--Babes in the jungle.
--The day resurgent.
--The fifth wheel.
--The poet and the peasant.
--The robe of peace.
--The girl and the graft.
--The call of the tame.
--The unknown quantity.
--The thing's the play.
--A ramble i
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Elaine Mulligan
Apr 13, 2014 Elaine Mulligan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
23 stories of New York City published in 1910

O. Henry New York City was "Baghdad-on-the-Subway" little did he know the events of 2001. Stories of the lives of blue collar workers (is that phrase still applicable?) and middle class with endings that can turn the whole story on it's ear.

--Strictly business
--The gold that glittered.
--Babes in the jungle.
--The day resurgent.
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Henry, O.
The Complete Works of O. Henry

In compilation only.

1) Strictly Business
2) The Gold that Glittered
3) Babes in the Jungle
4) The Day Restaurant
5) The Fifth Wheel
6) The Poet and the Peasant
7) The Robe of Peace
8) The Girl and the Graft
9) The Call of the Tame
10) The Unknown Quantity
11) The Thing's the Play
12) A Ramble in Aphasia
13) A Municipal Report
14) Psyche and the Pskyscraper
15) A Bird of Bagdad
16) Compliments of the Season
17) A Night in New Arabia
18) The Girl and the Habit
19) Proof of the
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O. Henry is really, really fond of the word "eleemosynary".


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William Sydney Porter lends the pen name "O. Henry" to surprise endings signed officially as Sydney Porter. His biography shows where he found inspiration for his characters. Their voices and his language were products of his era.

He was born 1862 Greensboro, North Carolina. When he was three years old, his mother died from tuberculosis. He left school at fifteen, worked five years in uncle's drugs
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