Don't buy cheap paperbacks just to save a few dollars. Most of them use low-quality papers & binding. Their pages fall off easily. Some of them even use very small font size of 6 or less to increase their profit margin. It makes their books completely unreadable.How is this book unique? Unabridged (100% Original content) Font adjustments & biography included Illustrated Sixes and Sevens by O. Henry Sixes and Sevens is a collection of many stories, namely, The Last of the Troubadours, The Sleuths, Witches' Loaves, The Pride of the Cities, Holding up a Train, Ulysses and the Dogman, The Champion of the Weather, Makes the Whole World Kin, At Arms with Morpheus, The Ghost of a Chance, Jimmie Payes and Muriel, The Door of Unrest, The Duplicity of Hargraves, Let Me Feel Your Pulse, October and June, The Church with an Overshoot Wheel, New York by Campfire Light, The Adventures of Shamrock Jolnes, The Lady Higher Up, The Greater Coney, Law and Order, Transformation of Martin Burney, The Caliph and the Cad, The Diamond of Kali & The Day We Celebrate. Fans of classic short fiction will relish this collection of gems from one of the unquestioned masters of the form, O. Henry. From a down-on-his-luck troubadour to a talking statue, Sixes and Sevens is populated by a cast of quirky, endearing characters that only O. Henry could conjure, not to mention plenty of the author's trademark plot twists and surprise endings. It's a must-read for anyone in need for a dose of entertaining, worthwhile writing.
YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
THE CELESTIAL RAILROAD, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
THE GREAT STONE FACE, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
ETHAN BRAND, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
RIP VAN WINKLE, by Washington Irving
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, by Washington Irving
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A POCKET-HANDKERCHIEF by James Fenimore Cooper
THE DAMNED THING, by Ambrose Bierce
AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK, by Ambrose Bierce
THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, by Edgar Allan Poe
THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO, by Edgar Allan Poe
THE PURLOINED LETTER, by Edgar Allan Poe
THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM, by Edgar Allan Poe
THE PREMATURE BURIAL, by Edgar Allan Poe
THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE, by Edgar Allan Poe
THE LUCK OF ROARING CAMP, by Bret Harte
THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT, by Bret Hartev HANDS, by Sherwood Anderson
I’M A FOOL, by Sherwood Anderson
THE MAN THAT CORRUPTED HADLEYBURG, by Mark Twain
THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY, by Mark Twain
THE GIFT OF THE MAGI, by O. Henry
THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF, by O. Henry
THE COP AND THE ANTHEM, by O. Henry
A RETRIEVED REFORMATION, by O. Henry
THE DUPLICITY OF HARGRAVES, by O. Henry
TO BUILD A FIRE, by Jack London
AN ODYSSEY OF THE NORTH, by Jack London
LOVE OF LIFE, by Jack London
THE HEATHEN, by Jack London
THE PEARLS OF PARLAY, by Jack London
THE BRIDE COMES TO YELLOW SKY, by Stephen Crane
THE MONSTER, by Stephen Crane
THE BLUE HOTEL, by Stephen Crane
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The Adventures of Colonel Clay, by Grant Allen
THE EPISODE OF THE MEXICAN SEER
THE EPISODE OF THE DIAMOND LINKS
THE EPISODE OF THE OLD MASTER
THE EPISODE OF THE TYROLEAN CASTLE
THE EPISODE OF THE DRAWN GAME
THE EPISODE OF THE GERMAN PROFESSOR
THE EPISODE OF THE ARREST OF THE COLONEL
THE EPISODE OF THE SELDON GOLD-MINE
THE EPISODE OF THE JAPANNED DISPATCH-BOX
THE EPISODE OF THE GAME OF POKER
THE EPISODE OF THE BERTILLON METHOD
THE EPISODE OF THE OLD BAILEY
THE COUNT'S CHAUFFEUR, by William Le Queux
BOSTON BLACKIE, by Jack Boyle
THE CHAIR OF PHILANTHROMATHEMATICS, by O. Henry
THUBWAY THAM, by Johnston McCulley
THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ARSÈNE LUPIN, GENTLEMAN-BURGLAR, by Maurice Leblanc
THE LONE WOLF, by Louis Joseph Vance
ALIAS THE LONE WOLF, by Louis Joseph Vance
A ROGUE'S LIFE, by Wilkie Collins
THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND SWAG, by Robert Barr
JEFF PETERS AS A PERSONAL MAGNET, by O. Henry
THE ASSASSINS' CLUB, by Gelett Burgess
MR. CLACKWORTHY TELLS THE TRUTH, by Christopher B. Booth
THE CLUE OF THE SILVER SPOONS, by Robert Barr
JEM BINNEY AND THE SAFE AT LOCKWOOD HALL, by William Hope Hodgson
A COSTUME PIECE, by E.W. Hornung
CONSTANCE DUNLAP, by Arthur B. Reeve
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"The Gift of the Magi" is a short story by O. Henry first published in 1905. The story tells of a young husband and wife and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money. As a sentimental story with a moral lesson about gift-giving, it has been popular for adaptation, especially for presentation at Christmas time. The plot and its twist ending are well-known, and the ending is generally considered an example of comic irony. It was allegedly written at Pete's Tavern on Irving Place in New York City.
The story was initially published in The New York Sunday World under the title "Gifts of the Magi". It was first published in book form in the O. Henry Anthology The Four Million in April 1906.
Among the most significant works O. Henry: "The Duplicity of Hargraves", "A Retrieved Reformation", "The Cop and the Anthem", "The Gift of the Magi", "The Skylight Room", "After Twenty Years", "Conscience in Art", "The Caballero's Way", "The Last Leaf", "The Third Ingredient", "The Ransom of Red Chief", "Makes the Whole World Kin".
"The Ransom of Red Chief" is a short story by O. Henry first published in the July 6, 1907 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. It follows two men who kidnap, and demand a ransom for, a wealthy Alabamian's son. Eventually, the men are driven crazy by the boy's spoiled and hyperactive behavior, and they pay the boy's father to take him back.
The story and its main idea have become a part of popular culture, with many children's television programs depicting versions of the story as one of their episodes. It has also been often used as a classic example of two ultimate comic ironies – a supposed "hostage" actually liking his abductors and enjoying being captured, and his captors getting their just deserts by having the tables turned on them, and being compelled to pay to be rid of him.
Among the most significant works O. Henry: "The Duplicity of Hargraves", "A Retrieved Reformation", "The Cop and the Anthem", "The Gift of the Magi", "The Skylight Room", "After Twenty Years", "Conscience in Art", "The Caballero's Way", "The Last Leaf", "The Third Ingredient", "Makes the Whole World Kin".
"The Caballero's Way" is a short story by the American author William Sydney Porter, who wrote under the pseudonym of O. Henry. It was first published in the July 1907 issue of Everybody's Magazine and was collected in the anthology The Heart of the West later the same year.
The story introduces the Cisco Kid, a fast-shooting caballero who murders for sport. Lieutenant Sandridge, a ranger who is after the outlaw, goes to see Tonia, the beautiful girlfriend of the Kid. They fall in love, and Tonia begs Sandridge to kill the Kid in order to ensure their safety. Unbeknownst to the lovers, the Kid overhears their plan. Although a ruthless killer, the Cisco Kid is proud of being a gentleman who knows how to treat a lady. Since it would be against his code of behavior to lay a hand on a woman, he hatches an appropriate counterplan to deal with the situation.
A silent film adaptation of the story was released on April 1, 1914, in the United States. The first sound Western film In Old Arizona (1929) was loosely based on "The Cabellero's Way." The movie, which was nominated for five Academy Awards, portrayed the Cisco Kid as a likeable and charming bandit. The success of In Old Arizona led to more films and also to radio and TV series. The Hollywood version of the Cisco Kid, known as "the Robin Hood of the Old West," became an American pop culture hero. The character has also starred in comics.
Among the most significant works O. Henry: "The Duplicity of Hargraves", "A Retrieved Reformation", "The Cop and the Anthem", "The Gift of the Magi", "The Skylight Room", "After Twenty Years", "Conscience in Art", "The Ransom Of Red Chief", "The Last Leaf", "The Third Ingredient", "Makes the Whole World Kin".
Enjoy the traditions of holidays past with this classic collection of fun and touching stories.A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, read by John MawsonYes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus by Francis Pharcellus Church, read by Paul BoehmerThe Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, read by Paul Boehmer'Twas the Night before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, read by Gregory ItzinPeace on Earth, Goodwill to Dogs by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott, read by Dana GreenThe Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter, read by Jane CarrOld Christmas by Washington Irving, read by Gregory ItzinChristmas at Red Butte by L. M. Montgomery, read by Dana GreenThe Christmas Surprise at Enderly Road by L. M. Montgomery, read by Paul Boehmer
In a shabby New York flat, Della sobs as she counts the few coins she has saved to buy a Christmas present for her husband, Jim. A gift worthy of her devotion will require a great sacrifice: selling her long, beautiful hair.
Jim, meanwhile, has made a sacrifice for Della that is no less difficult. As they exchange gifts on Christmas Eve, the discovery of what each has done fills them with despair, until they realize that the true gifts of Christmas can be found more readily in their humble apartment than in any fine store. O. Henry paints a masterly portrait of unfaltering love, a haven from the harsh world outside.
This classic Christmas short story is charmingly told by Lorie Kellogg and Joe Bevilacqua.
This anthology of unabridged short stories represents some of the most significant works from the most influential American authors of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Included are Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving, Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe, Mermaids by Louisa May Alcott, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce, and The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry.
Petty criminals Bill and Sam decide to kidnap 10-year-old Johnny for ransom money from his wealthy father. The plan turns on its head, however, when Johnny “Red Chief” Dorset decides he likes his captors better than his father. Their plan for ransom quickly turns into a desperate attempt to be rid of the boy, whose father seems relieved rather than worried that he’s missing. This entertaining short story is a perfect example of poetic justice and hijinks gone wrong.