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New Yorkers, Level 2

ISBN-10: 0194237508

ISBN-13: 9780194237505

Edition: N/A

Authors: O. Henry, Jennifer Bassett

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A housewife, a tramp, a lawyer, a waitress, an actress - ordinary people living ordinary lives in New York at the beginning of the 1900s. The city has changed a lot since then, but the people are very much the same. Some are rich, some are poor, some are happy, some are sad, some have found love, some are looking for love. O. Henry's famous short stories - sensitive, funny, sympathetic - give us vivid pictures of the everyday lives of these New Yorkers.
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Book details

List price: $10.00
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/29/2007
Binding: Paperback
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.132

O. Henry is the pen name of William Sidney Porter, who was born on September 11, 1862 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Porter was a licensed pharmacist and worked on a sheep ranch in Texas. He was a draftsman for the General Land Office and a teller for the First National Bank of Texas. He was convicted of embezzlement and eventually served five years in prison. While in prison, he began writing short stories under his pseudonym and eventually wrote over 300. As O. Henry, Porter is one of America's best known writers, and his stories, such as "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Ransom of Red Chief", are still taught in schools. In 1918, the O. Henry Awards, an annual anthology of short stories, was established in his honor. Porter died on June 5, 1910.