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The Four Million by O Henry
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1906. William Sydney Porter (O. Henry) was the most popular short story writer of his time. His stories typically revolved around two of his favorite themes, the situation of the impostor and fate as the one unavoidable reality of life. Another device he used was the surprise ending, usually coming about through coincidence. He was the founder of the humorous weekly The Rolling Stone. When the weekly failed, he joined the Houston Post as a reporter and columnist. He was convicted of embezzling money, although there's much debate over his actual guilt, and while in prison he started to write short stories. His first work, Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking appeared in McClure's Magazine. After emerging from prison Porter changed his name to O. Henry. He then moved to New York and wrote a story a week for the New York World, also publishing in other magazines. Henry's first collection was Cabbages And Kings followed by this one, The Four Million. It includes his well-known stories The Gift of the Magi and The Furnished Room. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
Release date NZ
April 16th, 2004
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Kessinger Publishing Co
Pages
268
Dimensions
152x229x15
ISBN-13
9781417910328
Product ID
2058241

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