This selection of a hundred of O. Henry's short tales displays the range, humour and humanity of a continually popular short-story writer.
Here Henry gives a richly colourful and energetically entertaining panorama of social life, ranging from thieves to tycoons, from the streets of New York to the prairies of Texas.
These stories are famed for their 'trick endings' or 'twists in the tail': repeatedly the plot twirls skillfully, 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.
Format Paperback | 735 pages
Dimensions 129 x 198 x 37mm | 471g
Publication date 1995
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publication City/Country Herts, United Kingdom
Edition New edition
Edition Statement New edition
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