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|Title: 41 Stories: 150th Anniversary Edition - eBook|
By: O. Henry
Format: DRM Protected ePub
Publication Date: 2007
Series: Signet Classics
Stock No: WW47211EB
"There are stories in everything. Ive got some of my best yarns from park benches, lampposts, and newspaper stands."O. Henry
Readers the world over recognize O. Henry as the best short story writer of the early twentieth centuryeven today a masterful surprise at the end of a story is described as "an O. Henry twist," and a prominent short fiction award bears his name. Widely known as a master of irony, O. Henry also displayed in his stories dazzling wordplay and a wry combination of pathos and humor.
Cunningly arranged according to geographic location, these tales display the wide range of O. Henrys world, from the streets of his beloved New York City to the heat of Honduras and other exotic locales. With his wonderful plot turns, unexpected climaxes, and deep insights into human nature, O. Henrys works will live on as prime examples of the well-told tale.
Includes an Introduction by Burton Raffel
and an Afterword by Laura Furman
Burton Raffel has taught English, Classics, and Comparative Literature at universities in the United States, Israel, and Canada. His books include translations of Beowulf, Horace: Odes, Epodes, Epistles, Satires, The Complete Poetry and Prose of Chairil Anwar, From the Vietnamese, Ten Centuries of Poetry, The Complete Poetry of Osip Emilevich, Mandelstram (with Alla Burago), and Poems From the Old English and The Annotated Milton; several critical studies, Introduction to Poetry, How to Read a Poem, The Development of Modern Indonesian Poetry, and The Forked Tounge: A Study of the Translation Process; and Mia Poems, a volume of his own poetry. Mr. Raffel practiced law on Wall Street and taught in the Ford Foundations English Language Teacher Training Project in Indonesia.
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