Roads of Destiny: Stories

Roads of Destiny: Stories

by O. Henry

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The American master of the short story presents twenty-two tales, including “A Retrieved Reformation,” that twist and turn in unexpected ways.
One of the most popular authors of his day, O. Henry penned stories that surprised and delighted his many fans. His characters were people whom readers knew from places they recognized, everyday folks who sometimes found themselves in sticky, shocking, and sobering situations. This volume includes many of O. Henry’s most recognizable works, including “A Retrieved Reformation,” which was inspired by his own experience being imprisoned. It was adapted into a Broadway play and subsequently three film versions.
“The story has its gentle humor and is easy to understand, which I believe, can be suitable for many types of readers from booklovers to new readers. Moreover, anyone who wants to find a story with surprising plot, or twisted ending then ‘A Retrieved Reformation’ can be the right choice.” —Write to Interact on “A Retrieved Reformation”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781504062558
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication date: 04/21/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 169
Sales rank: 270,745
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

O. Henry (1862–1910) was the pseudonym of American author William Sidney Porter. Arrested for embezzlement in 1895, he escaped the police and fled to Honduras, where he wrote Cabbages and Kings (1904). On his return to the United States, he was caught, and served three years before being released. He became one of the most popular short story authors in history, known for his wit, surprise endings, and relatable, everyman characters.

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