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HenryThough his work earned him an avid readership, O. Henry died in poverty and oblivion scarcely eight years after his arrival in New York. But in the treasury of stories he left behind are such classics of the genre as "The Gift of the Magi," "The Last Leaf," "The Ransom of Red Chief," "The Voice of the City" and "The Cop and the Anthem" — all included in this choice selection. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
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"The Gift of the Magi" is a short story, written by O. Henry (a pen name for William Sydney Porter), about a young married couple 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 a popular one 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 Tavernon Irving Place in New York City.
A housewife, a tramp, a lawyer, a waitress, an actress - ordinary people living ordinary lives in New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. The city has changed greatly since that time, but its people are much the same. Some are rich, some are poor, some are happy, some are sad, some have found love, some are looking for love.
O. Henry's famous short stories - sensitive, funny, sympathetic - give us vivid pictures of the everyday lives of these New Yorkers.
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This collection consists of best captivating stories of the American writer O.Henry in german. It is adapted and is written in simple and easy language for German learners. These stories are slightly shortened, difficult phrases in the book are replaced by colloquial ones.
You will find the following love stories here:
- Witches‘ Loaves
- The Gift oft he Magi
- The Count and the Wedding Guest
- The Trimmed Lamp
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Each story of this book has a vocabulary list at the end of each page. You will also find exercises after each story, which are oriented on text comprehension, checking vocabulary and grammar rules and practicing of spoken german language and discussion.
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With a new Introduction by Professor Cedric Watts, M.A., Ph.D.
This selection of a hundred of O. Henry’s succinct tales displays the range, humour and humanity of a perennially popular short-story writer.
Here Henry gives a richly colourful and exuberantly entertaining panorama of social life, ranging from thieves to tycoons, from the streets of New York to the prairies of Texas.
These stories are famed for their 'trick endings' or 'twists in the tail': repeatedly the plot twirls adroitly, compounding ironies. Indeed, O. Henry's cunning plots surpass those of the ingenious rogues he creates. His style is genial, lively and witty, displaying a virtuoso’s command of language and allusion.
This great collection offers delights for the mind, imagination and emotions.
Most of O. Henry's stories are set in his own time, the early 20th century. Many take place in New York City and frequently feature characters with blue-collar jobs, such as policemen and waitresses. The settings may vary widely, with characters roaming the cattle-lands of Texas, exploring the art of the con-man, or investigating the tensions of class and wealth in turn-of-the-century New York. O. Henry had a gift for creating descriptions with economy and grace.
'O. Henry: Complete Stories' contains:
- Cabbages and Kings
- The Four Million
- The Trimmed Lamp
- Heart of the West
- The Voice of the City
- The Gentle Grafter
- Roads of Destiny
- Strictly Business
- Sixes and Sevens
- Rolling Stones
- Waifs and Strays
- O. Henryana
- Uncollected Stories and Poems
The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry)
The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf)
A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott)
A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain)
The Night After Christmas
The Child Born at Bethlehem
The Adoration of the Shepherds
The Visit of the Wise Men
As Joseph Was A-Walking
The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter)
Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy)
The Three Kings (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
A Christmas Carol (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum)
Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson)
The Savior Must Have Been A Docile Gentleman (Emily Dickinson)
The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford)
The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott)
Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling)
A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)
The Twelve Days of Christmas
The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum)
Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson)
Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
Black Beauty (Anna Sewell)
The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton)
Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne)
The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin)
Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)
The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton)
The Christmas Angel (A. Brown)
Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope)
Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells)
The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke)
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann)
The Little Match Girl
The Elves and the Shoemaker
The Star Talers
The Christmas Hirelings
The Blue Carbuncle
An Exciting Christmas Eve
The Spirit of Christmas…
Jeff Peters is an honest swindler. He believes in never taking something from a man unless he gives in return—whether it’s fake jewelry, a crack on the head, or a bogus deed to the Brooklyn Bridge. His partner, Andy Tucker, is a different story. Andy is a grifter with imagination, who would rook every rube in the world if he got the chance. Instead, he’ll have to settle for the city of Pittsburgh. When Andy and Jeff descend on the Steel City, no millionaire’s pocketbook is safe. But then again, neither is the conscience of a conman.
“Conscience in Art” is one of O. Henry’s finest stories, demonstrating all the wit, charm, and ingenuity that made him famous. This collection of classic tales set on the wrong side of the law showcases a master craftsman at the top of his form.
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