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Waifs and Strays, Part I

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O. Henry was the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (1862-1910). Porteras 400 short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, characterization and the clever use of twist endings. He travelled to Austin in 1884, where he took a number of different jobs over the next several years, first as pharmacist then as a draftsman, bank teller and journalist. He also ...more
Paperback, 92 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Dodo Press (first published July 1st 2004)
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Henry, O.
The Complete Works of O. Henry

In compilation only.

1) The Red Roses of Tonia
2) Round the Circle
3) The Rubber Plant's Story
4) Out of Nazareth
5) Confessions of a Humorist
6) The Sparrows in Madison Square
7) Hearts and Hands
8) The Cactus
9) The Detective Detector
10) The Dog and the Playlet
11) A Little Talk About Mobs
12) The Snow Man
Aug 26, 2009 Rauf rated it did not like it
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Aaargh! Just when I thought I could complete one whole month of reading without having to give 1 star to a book....
There are 12 stories here and I only like 2; Confession of a Humorist and The Sparrows of Madison Avenue. The others are really easy to skip (they should put that on the back cover).
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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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