O. Henry Summary

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  • 2 Student Essays
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Biographies (6)

5,945 words, approx. 20 pages
Biography EssayWhen William Sydney Porter had his first book, Cabbages and Kings (1904), published he had only six more years to live. But, with his identity hidden beneath the legendary pen name O. ... Read more
443 words, approx. 2 pages
The American short-story writer William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), who wrote under the pseudonym O. Henry, pioneered in picturing the lives of lower-class and middle-class New Yorkers.William Sydney P... Read more
5,024 words, approx. 17 pages
O. Henry was the pseudonym of William Sydney Porter, an early-twentieth-century author known for creating short, often humorous stories with ironic twists or surprise endings, a type still referred to... Read more
4,153 words, approx. 14 pages
When William Sydney Porter had his first book, Cabbages and Kings (1904), published he had only six more years to live. But, with his identity hidden beneath the legendary pen name O. Henry, the fame ... Read more
11,835 words, approx. 40 pages
Perhaps the reputation of no other American writer has undergone a more rapid and drastic reversal than that of William Sydney Porter. Writing under the pseudonym O. Henry during the first decade of t... Read more
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William Sydney Porter is best remembered as the prolific writer O. Henry, whose books and short stories earned him worldwide popularity. The self-styled "Caliph of Bagdad-on-the-Subway," the man beset... Read more