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The song was over. The words were David's; the air, one of the countryside. The company about the inn table applauded heartily, for the young poet paid for the wine. Only the notary, M. Papineau, shook his head a little at the lines, for he was a man of b
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published April 15th 2007 by 1st World Library (first published 1902)
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Aug 15, 2015 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, to-own
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.
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.”
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.
Henry, O.
The Complete Works of O. Henry

In compilation only.

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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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!
Sayed Abduel-mottaleb
رغم سوء الترجمة التى قام بها شخص يدعي نور الدين الزرارى ، فالمجموعة القصصية رائعة وسامح الله المترجم
Nov 04, 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.
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I think this srory its really diferent from the ones im accostume but its classic reading, and it has a great final ...more
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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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