This collection contains fifteen of O. Henry’s short stories. The Gift of the Magi is the most famous of his classic tales, but the stories that follow here give the reader a deeper and richer sample of O. Henry’s storytelling art. The text has been simplified and made easier to read for the enjoyment of readers who study English. It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced learners.
О.Henry (1862–1910) was a widely popular American short story writer, famous for his dry humor, wordplay and clever surprise endings.
“O. Henry’s finest work… reveal such a depth of understanding of the human heart as only genius can make manifest.” – Stephen Leacock, writer
“O. Henry can move you to tears as well as to laughter.” – St. John Adcock, critic