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100 Selected Stories

SKU: 9781853262418 Supplier: Wordsworth Editions


Author: O. Henry , Series edited by  Dr. Keith Carabine , Introduction and notes by  Prof. Cedric Watts

Format: Paperback | 768 pages

Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 37mm | 471g

Publication date: 01 Aug 1997

In this selection of O. Henry's famous tales you will find 100 stories that display the range, humor and humanity of the infinitely popular short-story author. O. Henry gives a richly colorful and exuberantly entertaining panorama of social life, ranging from thieves to tycoons, from the streets of New York to the prairies of Texas. These stories are famous for their surprise endings. His plots cleverly twirl and always include compounding ironies. Indeed, O. Henry's cunning plots surpass those of the ingenious rogues he creates. His style is genial, lively and witty, displaying a virtuoso's command of language and allusion. This great collection offers delights for the mind, imagination and emotions. Stories include: The Gift of the Magi The Cop and the Anthem The Last Leaf The Duplicity of Hargreaves A Retrieved Reformation ...And many more *With a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, M.A., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of English, University of Sussex*


 100 Selected Stories
 100 Selected Stories