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O. Henry *

a.k.a. William Sydney Porter

Author Code: AOHX

Born: Sep. 11, 1862 - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

Died: Jun. 5, 1910 - New York City, New York, USA

O. Henry went to Texas in 1882 and worked at various jobs including a clerk and a teller at the First National Bank in Austin. He contributed stories to magazines from around 1887 and started his own weekly, The Rolling Stone, in 1894. Accused of embezzlement of bank funds, he fled to Honduras in 1896, but returned when he heard of his wife's illness. Tried and convicted, he entered prison in 1898 and served a little over three years, finding time to write a number of stories while incarcerated. His pseudonym is said to have been adopted from another inmate. He arrived in New York in 1902 and published the first of his collection of stories, Cabbages and Kings, in 1904. In 1906, he published The Four Million, (referring to the then population of New York) which contained a number of stories which proved immensely popular and included The Gift of the Magi. He followed this with The Trimmed Lamp, containing more stories of New Yorkers, in 1907 and, also in 1907, Hearts of the West, containing tales from Texas. Over the next three years he produced The Voice of the City (1908), The Gentle Grafter (1908), Roads of Destiny (1909), Options (1909), Strictly Business (1910) and Whirligigs (1910), the latter which contained his humorous The Ransom of Red Chief. Three more collections of short stories were published after his death; Sixes and Sevens (1911), Rolling Stones (1912) and Waifs and Strays (1917).

eBook Code Title/Sub-Title Pub. Yr Pages File Size Type Download Format Find Printed Copy
AOHX001 Cabbages and Kings
  The Admiral
  Caught
  Cupid's Exile Number Two
  Dickey
  The Flag Paramount
  Fox-in-the-Morning
  The Lotus and the Bottle
  Master of Arts
  Money Maze
  The Phonograph and the Graft
  The Remnants of the Code
  Rouge et Noir
  The Shamrock and the Palm
  Ships
  Shoes
  Smith
  Two Recalls
  The Vitagraphascope
1905 104 797k eBook Download PDF - 'Cabbages and Kings' (AOHX001) Find a printed copy of Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry * at AbeBooks
AOHX003 The Four Million
  An Adjustment of Nature
  After Twenty Years
  Between Rounds
  The Brief Debut of Tildy
  By Courier
  From the Cabby's Seat
  The Coming-out of Maggie
  The Cop and the Anthem
  A Cosmopolite in A CafĂ©
  The Furnished Room
  The Gift of the Magi
  The Green Door
  Lost on Dress Parade
  The Love-philtre of Ikey Schoenstein
  Mammon and the Archer
  Man About Town
  Memoirs of A Yellow Dog
  The Romance of A Busy Broker
  A Service of Love
  Sisters of the Golden Circle
  The Skylight Room
  Springtime A La Carte
  The Caliph, Cupid and the Clock
  Tobin's Palm
  An Unfinished Story
1906 95 669k eBook Download PDF - 'The Four Million' (AOHX003) Find a printed copy of The Four Million by O. Henry * at AbeBooks
AOHX005 The Gentle Grafter
  The Chair of Philanthromathematics
  Conscience in Art
  The Ethics of Pig
  Hostages to Momus
  Innocents of Broadway
  Jeff Peters as a Personal Magnet
  The Man Higher Up
  A Midsummer Masquerade
  Modern Rural Sports
  The Octopus Marooned
  The Exact Science of Matrimony
  Shearing the Wolf
  A Tempered Wind
  The Hand That Riles the World
1908 78 559k eBook Download PDF - 'The Gentle Grafter' (AOHX005) Find a printed copy of The Gentle Grafter by O. Henry * at AbeBooks
AOHX006 Hearts of the West
  An Afternoon Miracle
  The Caballero's Way
  A Call Loan
  A Chaparral Prince
  Christmas by Injunction
  Cupid a la Carte
  The Handbook of Hymen
  Hearts and Crosses
  The Higher Abdication
  Hygeia at the Solito
  The Indian Summer of Dry Valley Johnson
  The Missing Chord
  The Pimienta Pancakes
  The Princess and the Puma
  The Ransom of Mack
  The Reformation of Calliope
  Seats of the Haughty
  The Sphinx Apple
  Telemachus, Friend
1907 131 914k eBook Download PDF - 'Hearts of the West' (AOHX006) Find a printed copy of Hearts of the West by O. Henry * at AbeBooks
AOHX007 Options
  Best-Seller
  Buried Treasure
  He Also Serves
  The Head-Hunter
  The Hiding of Black Bill
  The Higher Pragmatism
  To Him Who Waits
  The Moment of Victory
  No Story
  A Poor Rule
  The Rose of Dixie
  Rus in Urbe
  Schools and Schools
  Supply and Demand
  Thimble, Thimble
  The Third Ingredient
1909 115 732k eBook Download PDF - 'Options' (AOHX007) Find a printed copy of Options by O. Henry * at AbeBooks
AOHX012 Roads of Destiny
  Art and the Bronco
  On Behalf of the Management
  Cherchez la Femme
  A Departmental Case
  The Discounters of Money
  A Double-dyed Deceiver
  The Emancipation of Billy
  The Enchanted Kiss
  The Enchanted Profile
  The Fourth in Salvador
  Friends in San Rosario
  The Guardian of the Accolade
  The Halberdier of the Little Rheinschloss
  The Lonesome Road
  Next to Reading Matter
  The Passing of Black Eagle
  Phoebe
  The Renaissance at Charleroi
  A Retrieved Reformation
  Roads of Destiny
  Two Renegades
  Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking
1909 160 1124k eBook Download PDF - 'Roads of Destiny' (AOHX012) Find a printed copy of Roads of Destiny by O. Henry * at AbeBooks
AOHX013 Rolling Stones
  An Apology
  Aristocracy Versus Hash
  The Atavism of John Tom Little Bear
  Bexar Script No. 2692
  An Unfinished Christmas Story
  A Dinner At -------*
  The Dream
  Fickle Fortune, Or How Gladys Hustled
  A Fog in Santone
  The Friendly Call
  Helping the Other Fellow
  Letters
  Lord Oakhurst's Curse
  The Marionettes
  The Marquis and Miss Sally
  Poems
  The Prisoner of Zembla
  Queries and Answers
  Ruler of Men
  A Snapshot At the President
  Sound and Fury
  A Strange Story
  Tictocq
  Tracked to Doom
  The Unprofitable Servant
1913 144 868k eBook Download PDF - 'Rolling Stones' (AOHX013) Find a printed copy of Rolling Stones by O. Henry * at AbeBooks
AOHX004 Sixes and Sevens
  At Arms With Morpheus
  The Champion of the Weather
  The Church With an Over-Shot Wheel
  The Day We Celebrate
  The Diamond of Kali
  The Door of Unrest
  The Duplicity of Hargraves
  A Ghost of a Chance
  The Greater Coney
  Holding Up a Train
  Jimmy Hayes and Muriel
  The Lady Higher Up
  The Last of the Troubadours
  Law and Order
  Let Me Feel Your Pulse
  Makes the Whole World Kin
  New York by Camp Fire Light
  October and June
  The Pride of the Cities
  The Adventures of Shamrock Jolnes
  The Sleuths
  Transformation of Martin Burney
  Ulysses and the Dogman
  Witches' Loaves
1911 113 772k eBook Download PDF - 'Sixes and Sevens' (AOHX004) Find a printed copy of Sixes and Sevens by O. Henry * at AbeBooks
AOHX011 Strictly Business
  Babes in the Jungle
  A Bird of Bagdad
  The Call of the Tame
  Compliments of the Season
  The Day Resurgent
  The Duel
  The Fifth Wheel
  The Girl and the Graft
  The Girl and the Habit
  The Gold That Glittered
  A Municipal Report
  A Night in New Arabia
  Past One At Rodney's
  The Poet and the Peasant
  Proof of the Pudding
  Psyche and the Pskyscraper
  A Ramble in Aphasia
  The Robe of Peace
  Strictly Business
  The Thing's the Play
  The Unknown Quantity
  The Venturers
  What You Want
1910 123 848k eBook Download PDF - 'Strictly Business' (AOHX011) Find a printed copy of Strictly Business by O. Henry * at AbeBooks
AOHX009 The Trimmed Lamp and Other Stories
  According to Their Lights
  The Assessor of Success
  The Badge of Policeman O'roon
  Brickdust Row
  The Buyer From Cactus City
  The Count and the Wedding Guest
  The Country of Elusion
  Elsie in New York
  The Ferry of Unfulfilment
  The Foreign Policy of Company 99
  The Guilty Party--an East Side Tragedy
  A Harlem Tragedy
  The Last Leaf
  The Lost Blend
  A Madison Square Arabian Night
  The Making of A New Yorker
  A Midsummer Knight's Dream
  The Pendulum
  The Purple Dress
  The Rubaiyat of A Scotch Highball
  The Social Triangle
  The Tale of A Tainted Tenner
  The Trimmed Lamp
  Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen
  Vanity and Some Sables
1907 101 694k eBook Download PDF - 'The Trimmed Lamp and Other Stories' (AOHX009) Find a printed copy of The Trimmed Lamp and Other Stories by O. Henry * at AbeBooks
AOHX008 The Voice of the City
  The City of Dreadful Night
  The Clarion Call
  A Comedy in Rubber
  The Defeat of the City
  Dougherty's Eye-Opener
  The Easter of the Soul
  Extradited From Bohemia
  The Fool-Killer
  From Each According to His Ability
  The Harbinger
  The Complete Life of John Hopkins
  A Lickpenny Lover
  Little Speck in Garnered Fruit
  The Memento
  Nemesis and the Candy Man
  One Thousand Dollars
  A Philistine in Bohemia
  The Plutonian Fire
  The Rathskeller and the Rose
  Roses, Ruses and Romance
  The Shocks of Doom
  Squaring the Circle
  Transients in Arcadia
  The Voice of the City
  While the Auto Waits
1908 99 650k eBook Download PDF - 'The Voice of the City' (AOHX008) Find a printed copy of The Voice of the City by O. Henry * at AbeBooks
AOHX002 Waifs and Strays
  The Cactus
  Confessions of a Humorist
  The Detective Detector
  The Dog and the Playlet
  Hearts and Hands
  A Little Talk About Mobs
  Out of Nazareth
  The Red Roses of Tonia
  Round the Circle
  The Rubber Plant's Story
  The Snow Man
  The Sparrows in Madison Square
1906 52 444k eBook Download PDF - 'Waifs and Strays' (AOHX002) Find a printed copy of Waifs and Strays by O. Henry * at AbeBooks
AOHX010 Whirligigs
  "Girl"
  A Blackjack Bargainer
  Blind Man's Holiday
  Calloway's Code
  A Chapparal Christmas Gift
  Georgia's Ruling
  The Hypotheses of Failure
  A Little Local Colour
  Madame Bo-Peep, of the Ranches
  The Marry Month of May
  A Matter of Mean Elevation
  One Dollar's Worth
  The Ransom of Red Chief
  The Roads We Take
  Sociology in Serge and Straw
  The Song and the Sergeant
  Suite Homes and Their Romance
  A Technical Error
  The Theory and the Hound
  Tommy's Burglar
  The Whirligig of Life
  The World and the Door
1910 135 878k eBook Download PDF - 'Whirligigs' (AOHX010) Find a printed copy of Whirligigs by O. Henry * at AbeBooks

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