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Heart of the West

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ISBN-10: 0554308894

ISBN-13: 9780554308890

Edition: 2008

Authors: O. Henry

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O Henry spent fourteen years in Texas as a rancher, draftsman, bank teller, and drugstore clerk. Drawing on his experiences, he wrote a series of short stories about life on the Texas range, complete with his typical careful plotting, ironic coincidences, and surprise endings. This collection includes "Hearts and Crosses," "The Ransom of Mack," "Telemachus, Friend," "The Handbook of Hymen," "The Pimienta Pancakes," "Seats of the Haughty," "Hygeia at the Solito," "An Afternoon Miracle," "The Higher Abdication," "Cupid a la Carte," "The Caballero's Way," "The Sphinx Apple," "The Missing Chord," "A Call Loan," "The Princess and the Puma," "The Indian Summer of Dry Valley Johnson," "Christmas…    
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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,…