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The Gentle Grafter

Author : O. Henry
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A short story collection from much loved American author William Sidney Porter, better known as ‘O. Henry’, ‘The Gentle Grafter’ is a wonderful array of some of his classic short stories. Tales in the collection include, ‘The Octopus Marooned’, ‘A Midsummer Masquerade’ and ‘Innocents of Broadway’. As always, O. Henry’s focus on the outcasts of society, his warm characterisation, and humorous twists and turns make this a fascinating selection of the popular authors’ works - a joy for both established fans as well as those discovering his stories for the very first time. William Sidney Porter (1862-1910) was an American writer best-known for his short stories. Born in North Carolina, Porter moved to Texas in his early twenties where he began his literary career contributing to newspapers and magazines such as ‘The Houston Post’. During this period he also began work at a bank where he was accused of embezzlement, lost his job and was arrested a year later. Growing fearful of his upcoming trial, Porter escaped to New Orleans and then Honduras while on bail, where he hid for several months. It was here that he was inspired to write one of his famous short story collections ‘Cabbages and Kings’. In 1897 Porter returned to the US and was sentenced to five years in prison. He continued to write and had several stories published from prison under various pseudonyms, the most famous of which was ‘O. Henry’ – a name by which he is better known. Upon release Porter moved to New York where his most intense period of writing began, authoring hundreds of short stories mostly for the New York World Sunday Magazine. His witty narration and plot twists made his stories a huge hit with readers, a legacy which endures to this day. Some of his most popular short stories include, ‘The Gift of the Magi’, ‘The Cop and the Anthem’ and ‘The Caballero’s Way’. 1952 film ‘O. Henry’s Full House’ featured five of his short stories and starred Marilyn Monroe and Charles Laughton. Annual American literary prize ‘The O. Henry Award’ was established in his honour in 1919.

The Gentle Grafter

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ContentsThe octopus marooned -- Jeff Peters as a personal magnet -- Modern rural sports -- The chair of philanthromathematics -- The hand that riles the world -- The exact science of matrimony -- A midsummer masquerade -- Shearing the wolf -- Innocents of Broadway -- Conscience in art -- The man higher up -- A tempered wind -- Hostages to Momus -- The ethics of pig.

The Gentle Grafter

Author : О. Генри
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The Gentle Grafter by O Henry

Author : O. Henry (pseud. de William Sydney Porter.)
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The Gentle Grafter

Author : Ossian Henry (pseud. van William Sydney Porter)
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The Gentle Grafter

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The Gentle Grafter

Author : William Sydney Porter
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The Gentle Grafter by O Henry pseud

Author : O. Henry
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The Gentle Grafter

Author : O. Henry
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The Gentle Grafter With Illustrations

Author : O. HENRY (pseud.)
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The Complete Works

Author : O. Henry
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The Complete Works of O Henry

Author : O. Henry
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The Gentle Grafter Classic Reprint

Author : O. Henry
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Excerpt from The Gentle Grafter After some research I learned that the author was living over a French restaurant somewhere on West Twenty-fourth Street. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Complete Editon of O Henry the Gentle Grafter the Trimmed Lamp

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The Complete Writings of O Henry The gentle grafter

Author : O. Henry
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The Complete Works of O Henry pseud The gentle grafter

Author : O. Henry
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The Complete Writings

Author : O. Henry
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The Gentle Grafter

Author : William Sydney Porter
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Cabbages and Kings Roads of Destiny Whirigigs The Gentle Grafter Heart of the West The Four Million

Author : O. Henry
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Cabbage and kings Roads of destiny Whirligigs The gentle grafter Heart of the West The four million

Author : O. Henry
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