William Sydney Porter, writing as O. Henry, wrote in a dry, humorous style and, as in "The Gift of the Magi," often ironically used coincidences and surprise endings. Released from prison in 1902, Porter went to New York, his home and the setting of most of his fiction for the remainder of his life. Writing prodigiously, he went on to become a revered American writer.
years of life: 11 September 1862 5 June 1910




Sandra Radovanovićhas quoted2 years ago
"'Tis contrary to art and philosophy to give you the information," said Keogh, calmly. "The art of narrative consists in concealing from your audience everything it wants to know until after you expose your favourite opinions on topics foreign to the subject. A good story is like a bitter pill with the sugar coating inside of it. I will begin, if you please, with a horoscope located in the Cherokee Nation; and end with a moral tune on the phonograph.
Анастасия Скрылёваhas quoted6 months ago
spans a mangrove swamp

соединяет берега мангрового болота

Анастасия Скрылёваhas quoted6 months ago
went no further than that

не дольше, чем это (чем его смерть)


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