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by O. Henry

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Book Description

New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1908 First Edition. First Issue point: "of" L2, p.226, Mclure, 1908 but with Doubleday at base of spine. Gilt lettered & stamped red cloth. The Classic O. Henry: This collection of short stories with one recurrent theme: the separation of a fool and his money. A near fine or better example [bookplate on front pastedown] of this Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone, QQ40, DSS.. 1st Edition.

Book Details

  • Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 28540
  • Author: O. Henry
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1908
  • Keywords: First Edition Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone Nobel Prize Pulitzer Prize The

Book summary

O. Henry's short, simple stories are noted for their careful plotting, ironic coincidences, and surprise endings. Contents: The Octopus Marooned; Jeff Peters as a Personal Magnet; Modern Rural Sports; The Chair of Philanthromathematics; The Hand That Riles the World; The Exact Science of Matrimony; A Midsummer Masquerade; Shearing the Wolf; Innocents of Broadway; Conscience in Art; The Man Higher Up; A Tempered Wind; Hostages to Momus; The Ethics of Pig.


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