Heart of the West

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MobileReference, Dec 15, 2009
4 Reviews
This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display.

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User Review  - andyray - LibraryThing

HIS IS THE FIRST I HAVE tried of O HENRY's works, but not the last, I assure you. nown for his fast-draw and die endings the last paragraph or line , he also blends thestyle of two humourists together ... Read full review

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User Review  - Evyn Charles - Goodreads

I am just now "discovering" O. Henry, who is well-known for being the most popular American short story writer ever. I won't even attempt a detailed description, let's just say his reputation is ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

O. Henry is the pen name of William Sidney Porter, who was born on September 11, 1862 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Porter was a licensed pharmacist and worked on a sheep ranch in Texas. He was a draftsman for the General Land Office and a teller for the First National Bank of Texas. He was convicted of embezzlement and eventually served five years in prison. While in prison, he began writing short stories under his pseudonym and eventually wrote over 300. As O. Henry, Porter is one of America's best known writers, and his stories, such as "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Ransom of Red Chief", are still taught in schools. In 1918, the O. Henry Awards, an annual anthology of short stories, was established in his honor. Porter died on June 5, 1910.

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