The Trimmed Lamp: And Other Stories of the Four Million

The Trimmed Lamp: And Other Stories of the Four Million

by O. Henry

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Overview

Free from the too common trick of embellishing actuality with traditional cant, this author wins the intelligent reader through a sympathetic cynicism denoting experience and honesty, the whole expressing itself in most humorous form. Shopgirls and bartenders and pseudo-Bohemians and "that sad company of mariners known as Jersey commuters"--such types are hit off with immense cleverness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633551770
Publisher: Start Classics
Publication date: 05/23/2014
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 169
File size: 424 KB

About the Author

O. Henry was the pen name of William Sydney Porter (1862-1910) was a prolific American short story writer. Initially trained as a pharmacist, Porter began his writing career as a journalist and worked on his stories on the side. After being accused of embezzling money from a bank he worked for, he fled to Honduras. He returned to the US upon the death of his wife and was sentenced to five years in prison. It was during this time that he began to have his first stories published. He later moved to New York and began writing stories in earnest. Some of his most famous stories include "Gift of the Magi" and "The Caballero's Way" which introduced the character, the Cisco Kid.

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