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Graphic Classics - O. Henry

Graphic Classics - O. Henry( )
Author: Henry, O.
Castle, Mort
Lott, Rod
Sandburg, Carl
Adapted by: Caputo, Antonella
Illustrator: Caputo, Antonella
Ryan, Johnny
Weber, Lisa K.
Cover Design by: Andrews, Esao
Artist: Flenniken, Shary
Geary, Rick
Alanguilan, Gerry
Editor: Pomplun, Tom
Publication Date:Feb 2005
Publisher:Eureka Productions
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $11.95
Book Description:

  • Graphic Classics: O. Henry is a great collection of stories from themaster of the surprise ending. This eleventh volume in the Graphic Classicsseries features "The Ransom of Red Chief," the precursor to "Home Alone." Plus"The Cabollero's Way," the original tale of The Cisco Kid, and O. Henry'sChristmas classic "The Gift of the Magi," along with seven more stories,including a new O. Henry "sequel" by Mort Castle.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Comics & Graphic Novels / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.8 x 9.8 x 0.4 Inches
Book Weight:0.75 Pounds
Author Biography
Henry, O. (Author)
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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