Tales of OHenry Author:O.Henry O.Henry is considered by some to be the father of the American short story. The author of hundreds of stories and the most widely read writer of his time, O. Henry enchanted his public with the romance he found in everyday living--in drab boardinghouses and forgotten streets, in the plight of the working girl. But O. Henry is probably best remem... more »bered for his development of a popular variety of short story--the expanded anecedote that ends in a sudden twist of plot.
In this selection from his work, O. Henry is represented by 62 of his best-loved tales, including "The Gift of the Magi," "Mammon and the Archer," "The Ransom of Mack," "Jimmy Hayes and Muriel," and "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen."« less