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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Ill THE DISCOUNTERS OF MONEY 1 HE spectacle of the money-caliphs of the present day going about Bagdad-on-the-Subway trying to relieve the wants of the people is enough to make the great Al Ra ...more
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Published August 19th 2009 by General Books (first published 1902)
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Brenda
Aug 14, 2015 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, to-own
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SO SO SO GOOD! I loved it!
I was a bit lost at the beginning but when I understood the branches and those things I was absolutely hooked.
Paul Groos
A collection of short stories, some funny, with twist endings. O.Henry's style is witty, but sometimes difficult to understand. He often introduces his stories with his view on American history and society, which is not always easy to understand for the modern reader. The stories are inventive and creative. A nice discovery.
Laura Verret
I think I prefer selected collections of O. Henry's short stories - that is where you get all of the best stories! This book was still very enjoyable. This simile struck me when I read it, so I thought I would post it in my review!

“…his white whiskers trickled down from his chin like milk coming out of a sprinkling-pot.”
Naiara Lew
I think this srory its really diferent from the ones im accostume but its classic reading, and it has a great final ...more
Pallavi Kamat
Jun 12, 2016 Pallavi Kamat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ah, the eternal 'What, if' question. Also, the 'Two roads diverged in a wood' conundrum explained in a brilliant fashion. I bow to you O'Henry!
Wendy
Oct 06, 2010 Wendy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked these short stories of ordinary American life. I'm not really a short story person so I didn't read them all but got about half way through.
Scoats
Oct 20, 2016 Scoats rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jeez O. Henry could write. So many thoughts. Please forgive any misspellings or words that are mistyped.


O. HENRY THE MAN, THE WRITER
For those who don't know about O. Henry, he was a short story writer at the start of the 20th century. His stories often had a surprise twist. Like an early M Night Shyamalan but without the sucky stretch. O Henry's most famous story is the Gift of the Magi with the hair combs and the watch chain.

O. Henry was a pen name. He lived quite a life (including being a phar
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Henry, O.
The Complete Works of O. Henry

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1) Roads of Destiny
2) The Guardian of the Accolade
3) The Discounters of Money
4) The Enchanted Profile
5) "Next to Reading Matter"
6) Art and the Bronco
7) Phoebe
8) A Double-Dyed Deceiver
9) The Passing of Black Eagle
10) A Retrieved Reformation
11) Cherchez la Femme
12) Friends in San Rosario
13) The Fourth in Salvador
14) The Emancipation of Billy
15) The Enchanted Kiss
16) A Departmental Case
17) The Renaissance at Charleroi
18) On Behalf of the Ma
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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 his uncle's d
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