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ISBN-10: 0554309084

ISBN-13: 9780554309088

Edition: 2008

Authors: O. Henry

List price: $24.99
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T]he Spanish purser of the fruit steamer El Carrero swore to me by the shrine of Santa Guadalupe that he had the facts from the U. S. vice-consul at La Paz?a person who could not possibly have been cognizant of half of them?""
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 212
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,…