William Sydney Porter was a prolific short story writer whose work appeared under the name O. Henry.
William Sydney Porter was a prolific short story writer whose work appeared under the name O. He wrote in a dry, humorous style and, as in "The Gift of the Magi," frequently used coincidences and surprise endings to underline ironies. Even after O. Henry's death on June 5, 1910, stories continued to be collected: Sixes and Sevens (1911); Rolling Stones (1912); Waifs and Strays (1917); O. Henryana (1920); Letters to Lithopolis (1922); Postscripts (1923); and O. Henry Encore (1939).
In 1898 bank teller Will Porter was found guilty of embezzlement and sentenced to prison. Because O. Henry's stories, though dated, retain great popularity, this biography can be recommended for academic and public libraries. Out of that experience emerged O. Although the best known short story writer of his day, he lived in the shadows, avoiding publicity for "fear of exposure as a jailbird. Stuart gives a sympathetic and well-reserached view of a life at once gloomy and filled with wit and generosity.
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William Sydney Porter, more famous by his pen name O. Henry, was an American author of short stories. This biography provides detailed information about his childhood, life, career, achievements and timeline. William Sydney Porter, more famous by his pen name O. Birthday: September 11, 1862.
William Sydney (O. Henry) Porter, american author of short stories, was . Courtesy of the Texas State Preservation Board. Henry) Porter, american author of short stories, was born in Greensboro of English and Dutch ancestry. He was the son of Algernon Sidney, a physician, and Mary Jane Virginia Swaim Porter. Created by the Greensboro Public Library.
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William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910), better known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American short story writer. His stories are known for their surprise endings. William Sidney Porter was born on September 11, 1862, in Greensboro, North Carolina. He changed the spelling of his middle name to Sydney in 1898. His parents were Dr. Algernon Sidney Porter (1825–88), a physician, and Mary Jane Virginia Swaim Porter (1833–65). William's parents had married on April 20, 1858.
William Sydney Porter (. enry) was born on September 11,1862 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Read the short biography of O. Henry to get to know this American writer. His stories are waiting for you to be read. Do start, please! The Biography of O. This is short biography of . enry, a story of his tragic life. Part One. He was born on September 11, 1862 in Greensboro, North Carolina. His life was full of sorrow from the early childhood. When William was three, his mother died. His father, a penniless physician, became to drink hard and soon turned into a good-for-nothing alcoholic. He was raised by his grandmother and aunt.
His first book, Cabbages and Kings (1904), depicted fantastic characters against exotic Honduran backgrounds.
Henry, pseudonym of William Sydney Porter, original name William Sidney Porter, (born September 11, 1862, Greensboro, North Carolina, . died June 5, 1910, New York, New York), American short-story writer whose tales romanticized the commonplace-in particular the life of ordinary people in New York City. Porter attended a school taught by his aunt, then clerked in his uncle’s drugstore. In 1882 he went to Texas, where he worked on a ranch, in a general land office, and later as teller in the First National Bank in Austin. His first book, Cabbages and Kings (1904), depicted fantastic characters against exotic Honduran backgrounds.
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Author: David Stuart
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