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100 Selected Stories by O. Henry (1993) [Collection]
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Eighty stories that display O. Henry’s comic eye and unique, ironic approach to life’s realities.

These stories about con men and tricksters and “innocent” deceivers, about fate, luck, and coincidence, have delighted generations of readers. Set in New York and the West, in Central America and the South, they demonstrate O. Henry’s mastery of speech and place, and highlight his appreciation of life’s quirks. As Guy Davenport writes in his Introduction, “The famous ‘O. Henry’ ending is always plausible and logical. O. Henry’s characters are never pawns of fate: they carry their destiny within themselves.”


  • Introdcution
  • Suggestions for Further Reading
  • From The Four Million (1906)
    • The Coming-Out of Maggie
    • A Service of Love
    • Between Rounds
    • An Unfinished Story
    • After Twenty Years
    • By Courier
  • From The Trimmed Lamp (1907)
    • The Pendulum
    • The Buyer from Cactus City
    • Brickdust Row
    • The Foreign Policy of Company 99
    • The Count and the Wedding Guest
    • The Country of Illusion
  • From Heart of the West (1907)
    • The Ransom of Mack
    • The Higher Abdication
    • A Call Loan
    • The Princess and the Puma
    • The Indian Summer of Dry Valley Johnson
    • The Reformation of Calliope
  • From The Voice of the City (1908)
    • The Complete Life of John Hopkins
    • Dougherty’s Eye-Opener
    • While the Auto Waits
    • The Defeat of the City
    • The Plutonian Fire
    • Squaring the Circle
    • The Fool-Killer
    • Transients in Arcadia
    • Extradited from Bohemia
    • From Each According to His Ability
    • The Memento
  • From The Gentle Grafter (1908)
    • Jeff Peters as a Personal Magnet
    • Modern Rural Sports
    • The Man Higher Up
    • Hostages to Momus
  • From Roads of Destiny (1909)
    • The Guardian of the Accolade
    • Phoebe
    • A Double-Dyed Deceiver
    • A Retrieved Reformation
    • Friends in San Rosario
    • The Emancipation of Billy
    • A Departmental Case
    • The Renaissance at Charleroi
    • Two Renegades
  • From Options (1909)
    • ”The Rose of Dixie”
    • Schools and Schools
    • Thimble, Thimble
    • The Moment of Victory
    • No Story
  • From Strictly Business (1910)
    • The Gold That Glittered
    • The Day Resurgent
    • The Thing’s the Play
    • A Municipal Report
    • Proof of the Pudding
    • The Venturers
  • From Whirligigs (1910)
    • The Theory and the Hound
    • The Ransom of Red Chief
    • The Whirligig of Life
    • The Roads We Take
    • A Blackjack Bargainer
    • One Dollar’s Worth
    • Madame Bo-Peep, of the Ranches
  • From Sixes and Sevens (1911)
    • Witches’ Loaves
    • The Duplicity of Hargraves
    • October and June
    • The Church With an Overhsot-Wheel
  • From Rolling Stones (1912)
    • The Atavism of John Tom Little Bear
    • The Marquis and Miss Sally
  • From Waifs and Strays (1917)
    • Out of Nazareth
    • Hearts and Hands

Original title: 100 Selected Stories by O. Henry
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     Retrieved Reformation, a (1903) [Short Story]
      Author: O. Henry
     Whirligig of Life, the (1903) [Short Story]
      Author: O. Henry
     Ransom of Red Chief, the (1907) [Short Story]
      Author: O. Henry
     Man Higher Up, the (1908) [Short Story]
      Author: O. Henry
     Jeff Peters as a Personal Magnet (1908) [Short Story]
      Author: O. Henry
     Roads We Take, the (1910) [Short Story]
      Author: O. Henry


Edition #1: 100 Selected Stories by O. Henry

100 Selected Stories by O. Henry (1993)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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100 Selected Stories by O. Henry (1998)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 0890612412
Pages: 735

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