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Future historians trying to determine what it was like to be alive in fin de millennium America should read the last two decades of O. Henry and Best American short-story collections.
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Meaning of O. Henry in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF O. HENRY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF O. HENRY

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WHAT DOES O. HENRY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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William Sydney Porter, known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American writer. O. Henry's short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and clever twist endings.

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The definition of O. Henry in the dictionary is pen name of William Sidney Porter. 1862–1910, US short-story writer. His collections of stories, characterized by his use of caricature and surprising endings, include Cabbages and Kings and The Four Million.

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O. هنري
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О. Генри
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オー·ヘンリー
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4 QUOTES WITH «O. HENRY»

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Tony D'Souza
The O. Henry has become lingua franca among writers for saying, 'That guy can write a story.' It's prestigious, respected, coveted, dreamed about. It's very satisfying to be included in this group of writers. Here's a koan: Could O. Henry win an O. Henry?
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Chuck Jones
The author O. Henry taught me about the value of the unexpected. He once wrote about the noise of flowers and the smell of birds - the birds were chickens and the flowers dried sunflowers rattling against a wall.
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Gary Krist
Future historians trying to determine what it was like to be alive in fin de millennium America should read the last two decades of O. Henry and Best American short-story collections.
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Peter Riegert
I adapted an O. Henry short story called 'By Courier,' which got nominated for a Best Short Subject Oscar.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «O. HENRY»

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The Gift of the Magi
The Gift of the Magi is a treasured short story written by O. Henry.
autorO. Henry, 2009
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Best Short Stories
Convicted of embezzlement, he drew inspiration from his prison experiences.nbsp;This volume includes "The Ransom of Red Chief," "The Last Leaf,"nbsp; the classic, "The Gift of the Magi" and 13 more.
autorO. Henry, 2002
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O. Henry
Loved by readers who feel as though they are in his stories, O. Henry is all but identified with genre of the short story. Among other short stories, this text reviews "The Gift of Magi" and "The Furnished Room."
autorHarold Bloom, 2009
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His conviction was caused more by his eluding trial than by the conflicting evidence of theft. In the Ohio State Penitentiary (1898-1901), he began to write the stories that made him famous.
autorO. Henry, Guy Davenport, 2006
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O. Henry: (William Sidney Porter)
O. HENRY [1862—1910] C. ALPHONSO SMITH I ¥ F the work of William Sidney Porter, better known as O. Henry, * was the most noteworthy contribution made to American literature during the first decade of the twentieth century, the ...
autorCharles Alphonso Smith, O. Henry, 1921
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Cabbages and Kings
The result was the group of stories that are collected in Cabbages and Kings.
autorO. Henry, 2012
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O. Henry: A Study of the Short Fiction
In this new volume, Eugene Current-Garcia presents a comparative survey of critical attitudes and evaluations of O. Henry's short fiction from as early as 1908, through the 1920s and 1930s, and up to more recent decades.
autorEugene Current-García, 1993
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PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2011: The Best Stories of the Year
Your Fate Hurtles Down at You Jim Shepard Diary of an Interesting Year Helen Simpson Melinda Judy Doenges Nightblooming Kenneth Calhoun The Restoration of the Villa Where Tibor Kálmán Once Lived Tamas Dobozy Ice Lily Tuck How to Leave ...
autorLaura Furman, 2011
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The PEN O. Henry Prize Stories 2012: Including stories by ...
These remarkable stories explore the boundaries of the imagination in settings as various as an army training camp in China, the salt mines of Detroit, a divided Balkan town, and the eye of a hurricane.
autorLaura Furman, 2012
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The Ransom of Red Chief
Two men kidnap a mischievous boy and request a large ransom for his return.
autorO. Henry, 2008
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «O. HENRY»

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Jenny Milchman on How to Get a Book Deal After Only 11 Years of …
Anything by O. Henry. I studied the Victorians in college and all three Bronte sisters, George Eliot, and Henry James were great favorites of ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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July 24th in History
O. Henry is released from prison in Columbus, Ohio after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank. Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, "the ... «Latin American Herald Tribune, Jul 15»
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Illumina's Buy Rating Reiterated at Cowen and Company (ILMN)
Also, SVP Christian O. Henry sold 5,390 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 16th. The stock was sold at an ... «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»
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Illumina Price Target Lowered to $250.00 at Canaccord Genuity …
Also, SVP Christian O. Henry sold 5,390 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 16th. The shares were ... «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»
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Jon Jory's Adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Plays Main Street …
In 1981 he wrote a musical adaption of O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi which ran at Actors Theatre of Louisville at Christmastime for 17 ... «Broadway World, Jul 15»
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Texas Book Festival: First Authors: Margaret Atwood leads the list of …
Then there's Elizabeth Strout, the Pulitzer Prize winner for Olive Kitteridge and winner of the 2015 O. Henry Prize for her short story "Snowblind ... «Austin Chronicle, Jul 15»
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Benedict and Wiseman Present “Readers' Theatre” July 22
Benedict will read aloud stories by O. Henry, and Wiseman will read from Dorothy Parker. Together they will perform two of Parker's pieces in ... «Mesquite Local News, Jul 15»
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New books on the shelves for summer
The Best Short Stories of O. Henry. The compilers of this volume were presented with over 600 O. Henry works to choose from. The final ... «Bandera County Courier, Jul 15»
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Enjoy classic tales at Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery
Benedict returns to the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery, 15 W. Mesquite Blvd., at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 22 to read short stories by O. Henry and ... «St. George Daily Spectrum, Jul 15»
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Berkner grad to join Merriman Park leadership
Marx began her teaching career at O. Henry Elementary. Her résumé also includes teaching and assistant principal posts in Lewisville and ... «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
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