by O. Henry, 7 Best Short Stories By O Henry Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download 7 Best Short Stories By O Henry book, O. Henry had a busy life - including ambushes, arrests and alcoholism. Perhaps this is the explanation of his rich canon of work reflected his wide-range of experiences and is distinctive for its witticism, clever wordplay, and unexpected twist endings. The reader is invited to know the world of O. Henry in these seven selected short stories. - The Gift of the Magi - The Cop and the Anthem - A Retrieved Reformation - The Ransom of Red Chief - Springtime a la Carte - The Count and the Wedding Guest - Witches' Loaves
by O. Henry, Best Short Stories Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Best Short Stories book, William Sydney Porter (1862–1910), better known as O. Henry, led a life similar to those of his own fictional characters. Convicted of embezzlement, he drew inspiration from his prison experiences.nbsp;This volume includes "The Ransom of Red Chief," "The Last Leaf,"nbsp; the classic, "The Gift of the Magi" and 13 more.
by O. Henry, The Very Best Of O Henry Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Very Best Of O Henry book, O. Henry was an Amercian writer who was a master of the short story genre. His stories were known for their wit, wordplay, and for having an unexpected twist at the end.He was famous for his warm characterizations of awkward and difficult situations and the creative ways people find to resolve them. His most famous short story, The Gift of the Magi, epitomizes this style. O. Henry was born William Sydney Porter. He started writing stories while serving a prison sentence and published his first twelve stories while still in prison. In order to keep his real identity private, he took on the pseudonym of O. Henry, which he maintained throughout his writing career. Though he died at the age of just 48, he had written more than 600 stories by then. This collection includes some of his outstanding stories, such as The Gift of the Magi, The Cop and the Anthem, The Skylight Room, and Memoirs of a Yellow dog. He was a gifted short story writer who left us a rich legacy of great stories to enjoy. Embassy Books proudly presents this book as part of the Embassy Classics Series, which comprises of some of the finest literary works of great authors.
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Best Short Stories 2021 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Best Short Stories 2021 book, Twenty prizewinning stories selected from the thousands published in magazines over the previous year--continuing the O. Henry Prize's century-long tradition of literary excellence. Now entering its second century, the prestigious annual story anthology has a new title, a new look, and a new guest editor. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has brought her own refreshing perspective to the prize, selecting stories by an engaging mix of celebrated names and young emerging voices. The winning stories are accompanied by an introduction by Adichie, observations from the winning writers on what inspired them, and an extensive resource list of magazines that publish short fiction. Featured in this collection: Daphne Palasi Andreades • David Means • Sindya Bhanoo • Crystal Wilkinson • Alice Jolly • David Rabe • Karina Sainz Borgo (translator, Elizabeth Bryer) • Jamel Brinkley • Tessa Hadley • Adachioma Ezeano • Anthony Doerr • Tiphanie Yanique • Joan Silber • Jowhor Ile • Emma Cline • Asali Solomon • Ben Hinshaw • Caroline Albertine Minor (translator, Caroline Waight) • Jianan Qian • Sally Rooney
by O. Henry, The New York Stories Of O Henry Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The New York Stories Of O Henry book, With East Side tenements, Wall Street offices, and Fifth Avenue as their backdrops, these colorful tales by a master storyteller recount the dreams and passions of New Yorkers at the turn of the twentieth century. As O. Henry, William Sydney Porter (1862–1910) wrote more than 600 short stories, many of them situated amid the bustle of Manhattan. This collection presents 23 of his best, offering an abundance of wit and irony along with his trademark surprise endings. Selections include "The Duel," in which the author explains that every transplant to New York City must either conquer or be conquered by the metropolis; "What You Want," an exploration of whether or not money can buy happiness; and "Proof of the Pudding," a test of the most realistic way to respond to bad news. Coincidence and fate figure prominently in these moving narratives, which are marked by their keenly observed details and peopled by memorable characters whose dialogue is rich in zesty slang.
by Maupassant, Anton Chekhov, O Henry & Saki, World S Most Popular Short Stories Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download World S Most Popular Short Stories book, World’s Most Popular Short Stories is a collection of tales that are soothing, yet scintillating, motivational and magical, and a gentle mix of the common and the special. Handpicked stories by four master craftsmen – Guy de Maupassant, Anton Chekhov, O Henry and Saki – will not only give you a taste of their contemporary societies and cultures, but also take you on an adventure of a lifetime. Their extraordinary stories are a mixture of tragedy and humorous satire, irony and the macabre, in which the stupidities and hypocrisy of conventional society are viciously pilloried. You will meet the common folks who love to spend evenings in the company of girls, and you will also meet couples from humble origins working hard to repay a debt which was wrongly assumed in the first place. You can run into love seeking you in some stories, and destiny waiting to change the course of lives in others. The heady mix of humour, satire and drama makes these stories an essential cocktail of emotions.
by O. Henry, O Henry 101 Stories Loa 345 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download O Henry 101 Stories Loa 345 book, The ultimate O. Henry: an annotated edition of classic tales by America's master storyteller O. Henry, born William Sidney Porter, is best known today for his short story "The Gift of the Magi." But that legacy doesn't begin to capture the genius and the extraordinary range of a gifted humorist who deserves to be ranked among the best in our literature, alongside Ring Lardner and James Thurber. As Carl Van Doren wrote in 1917, "no writer in the language seems clever immediately after one has been reading O. Henry." Here are 101 of O. Henry's very best short stories--selected and expertly annotated by best-selling author Ben Yagoda--including not only such favorites as "The Ransom of Red Chief" and "The Last of the Troubadours" but also "The Caballero's Way," which created the character of The Cisco Kid, a murderous desperado in O. Henry's telling, and "The Cop and the Anthem." This volume represents stories from all of O. Henry's collections, including the Honduras stories published in Cabbages and Kings while Porter was hiding there to escape an embezzlement indictment, as well as the most generous selection ever published of O. Henry's New York (which he called Baghdad-on-the-Subway) and Texas stories. Also gathered here are previously uncollected stories, and five published here for the first time.
by O. Henry, 41 Stories Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download 41 Stories book, A classic anthology of short fiction by the acclaimed author gathers concise stories about New York City, confidence men, hoboes, the West, South America, and the American South, including such famed works as "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Furnished Room." Reissue.
by Owen Wister, The Virginian Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Virginian book, The Virginian ist die Geschichte eines einzelgängerischen Cowboys in Wyoming um 1880, der sich trotz des im Westen vorherrschenden Faustrechts an seinen persönlichen Ehrenkodex hält und so allerlei Unbilden übersteht. Owen Wister war der Sohn von Sarah und Owen Wister Sr. einer Patrizierfamilie aus Philadelphia und genoss so eine privilegierte Kindheit. Seine Großmutter war die britische Bühnenschauspielerin Fanny Kemble. Nach Schulaufenthalten in der Schweiz und in England studierte er an der renommierten St. Paul's School in Concord (New Hampshire) sowie später an der Harvard University. Dort begann er mit Beiträgen für die studentische Satirezeitschrift The Harvard Lampoon seine schriftstellerische Laufbahn und lernte seinen langjährigen Freund und späteren Präsidenten der USA, Theodore Roosevelt, kennen. 1882–1884 verbrachte er zwei Jahre in Paris. Nach seiner Rückkehr ließ er sich zunächst in New York nieder, wo er in einer Bank Anstellung fand. 1885 begann er ein Zweitstudium an der Harvard Law School. Seine Approbation als Rechtsanwalt erhielt er 1888. In dieser Zeit begann sich Wister verstärkt mit dem amerikanischen Westen zu beschäftigen. Dieses Thema entsprach ganz dem Zeitgeist; der Historiker Frederick Jackson Turner verklärte in dem einflussreichen Aufsatz The Significance of the Frontier in American History (1893) die Frontier, also die weiße Siedlungrenze im Westen, zum Geburtsort des amerikanischen Gemüts und des ihm angeblich eigenen Freiheits- und Selbstbehauptungswillens. Roosevelt legte in seinem Werk The Winning of the West (1889-96) die Bedeutung der Westexpansion für das Wohl der amerikanischen Nation dar. Während die "Zivilisierung" des Westens voranschritt, also die Vertreibung der indianischen Ureinwohner, die Besiedlung durch Weiße, und die politische Organisation der Westterritorien in US-Bundesstaaten, machte sich Wister an die Verklärung dieser verschwindenden Welt und prägte mit seinem ersten Roman The Virginian (1902; dt. Der Virginier, 1955)) den in dieser Zeit entstehenden Mythos vom "Wilden Westen" entscheidend mit.
by Saki, 7 Best Short Stories Food Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download 7 Best Short Stories Food book, Eating is more than just feeding the body. The time for a meal is the time to unite the community around a table and share. The taste of food can evoke feelings and memories such as longing, joy and contemplation. Knowing this, writers have always used food as a subject in their works, to metaphorize feelings and thoughts. The critic August Nemo selected seven short stories by great authors who mixed literature and cuisine. Enjoy!A Piece of Steak by Jack London - Gooseberries by Anton Chekhov - A Dinner by Alexander Kielland - The New Food by Stephen Leacock - White Bread by Zona Gale - Witches' Loaves by O. Henry - Tea by H.H. Munro (Saki)
by O. Henry, 7 Best Short Stories By O Henry Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download 7 Best Short Stories By O Henry book, O. Henry had a busy life - including ambushes, arrests and alcoholism. Perhaps this is the explanation of his rich canon of work reflected his wide-range of experiences and is distinctive for its witticism, clever wordplay, and unexpected twist endings.The reader is invited to know the world of O. Henry in these seven selected short stories.The Gift of the Magi The Cop and the AnthemA Retrieved ReformationThe Ransom of Red Chief Springtime a la CarteThe Count and the Wedding Guest Witches' Loaves
by O. Henry, The Gift Of The Magi And Other Short Stories Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Gift Of The Magi And Other Short Stories book, Here are sixteen of the best stories by one of America's most popular storytellers. For nearly a century, the work of O. Henry has delighted readers with its humor, irony and colorful, real-life settings. The writer's own life had more than a touch of color and irony. Born William Sidney Porter in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1862, he worked on a Texas ranch, then as a bank teller in Austin, then as a reporter for the Houston "Post." Adversity struck, however, when he was indicted for embezzlement of bank funds. Porter fled to New Orleans, then to Honduras before he was tried, convicted and imprisoned for the crime in 1898. In prison he began writing stories of Central America and the American Southwest that soon became popular with magazine readers. After his release Porter moved to New York City, where he continued writing stories under the pen name O. HenryThough his work earned him an avid readership, O. Henry died in poverty and oblivion scarcely eight years after his arrival in New York. But in the treasury of stories he left behind are such classics of the genre as "The Gift of the Magi," "The Last Leaf," "The Ransom of Red Chief," "The Voice of the City" and "The Cop and the Anthem" — all included in this choice selection. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
by O. Henry, O Henry Best Short Stories Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download O Henry Best Short Stories book, William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 - June 5, 1910), known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American writer. O. Henry's short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and clever twist endings. O. Henry's stories frequently have surprise endings. In his day, he was called the American answer to Guy de Maupassant. While both authors wrote plot twist endings, O. Henry stories were considerably more playful. His stories are also known for witty narration. Most of O. Henry's stories are set in his own time, the early 20th century. Many take place in New York City and deal for the most part with ordinary people: clerks, policemen, waitresses, etc. In this book: The Gift of the Magi The Four Million The Voice of the City, Further Stories of the Four Million Sixes and Sevens
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Aller Anfang Ist Verflixt Alice Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Aller Anfang Ist Verflixt Alice book, Alice und ihr Bruder ziehen mit ihrem Vater von Chicago nach Takoma Park. Dringend sucht sie nach einer neuen Freundin, doch so einfach ist das nicht. Alice bleibt beharrlich und entwickelt ausgefallene Ideen ... Ab 9.
by Joan Didion, Das Letzte Was Er Wollte Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Das Letzte Was Er Wollte book, "Zugleich luzide und surreal... hinreißend." The New Yorker Eigentlich ist Elena McMahon von Kindesbeinen an gewohnt, lieber nicht so genau wissen zu wollen, was ihr Vater beruflich macht. Doch als dieser nicht mehr in der Lage ist, sich um seine Angelegenheiten zu kümmern, lässt sie alles stehen und liegen, um ihm beizuspringen. Und das mitten im US-Präsidentschaftswahlkampf des Jahres 1984, den sie eigentlich als Reporterin bei der Washington Post begleiten sollte. Stattdessen gerät sie immer tiefer hinein in einen zweifelhaften Waffendeal mit einem zentralamerikanischen Land, den ihr Vater eingefädelt hat, jetzt aber nicht mehr überwachen kann. Dabei wird sie nicht nur mit den Konsequenzen der Fehler ihres Vaters konfrontiert, sondern auch den Verstrickungen der US-Regierung in den Fall. 1994, zehn Jahre später, beginnt eine namenlose Journalistin diese Geschichte zu erzählen. In diesem Roman, erstmals veröffentlicht im Jahre 1996, erzählt Joan Didion eine fiktive Situation, doch die Geschichte gründet auf ihren Erfahrungen als politische Journalistin. Ihre herausragende Beobachtungsgabe sowie ihre kristallklare Sprache machen diesen Roman zu einem literarischen Zeitdokument ersten Ranges. "Herausragend... eine Meditation über Macht und Gedächtnis, Wahrheit und Pflicht und über die herzzerreißende Sehnsucht nach einer magischen Formel, die unsere verwirrende Welt verständlich macht." Seattle Post Intelligencer "Selbst Nicht-Fans wird es schwerfallen, das Buch beiseitezulegen, bis sie zur letzten Seite durchgerast sind." Newsweek "Fesselnd... Didion in Bestform." USA Today "Ein moralischer Thriller vom Niveau eines Graham Greenes." Los Angeles Times