The Voice of the City

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HENRY (O.

Henry; pseud., Real name - William Sidney Porter, Porter) (1862-1910), American writer. Born September 11, 1862 in Greensboro, North Carolina. At the age of twenty he moved to Texas, settled in Austin. Having changed many professions (pharmacist, cowboy, salesman, etc.), he became a cashier at the First National Bank, while doing journalism. In July 1887 he married Atol Este. In 1896, a suspect of embezzlement, fled to Honduras, where he awaited the arrival of his wife and little daughter. However, Athol was dying of tuberculosis, and in 1897 Porter returned to Austin. A year later, he was found guilty and sentenced to five years in prison (a total of three and a half years in prison). Fulfilling his duties as a prison pharmacist, Porter got the opportunity to study literature and began publishing under the pseudonym O.

Henry. When Porter was released in July 1901, he already had his own readership. He moved to New York City, healed in grand style, and was consta...

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O. HENRY (O. Henry; pseud., Real name - William Sidney Porter, Porter) (1862-1910), American writer. Born September 11, 1862 in Greensboro, North Carolina. At the age of twenty he moved to Texas, settled in Austin. Having changed many professions (pharmacist, cowboy, salesman, etc.), he became a cashier at the First National Bank, while doing journalism. In July 1887 he married Atol Este. In 1896, a suspect of embezzlement, fled to Honduras, where he awaited the arrival of his wife and little daughter. However, Athol was dying of tuberculosis, and in 1897 Porter returned to Austin. A year later, he was found guilty and sentenced to five years in prison (a total of three and a half years in prison). Fulfilling his duties as a prison pharmacist, Porter got the opportunity to study literature and began publishing under the pseudonym O. Henry. When Porter was released in July 1901, he already had his own readership. He moved to New York City, healed in grand style, and was constantly indebted to his publishers. For this reason, the most productive were 1904-1905, when he wrote a story a day for Sanday World, and wrote unevenly, sacrificing artistic truth for the sake of entertainment. Perhaps the most accurate idea of ​​the work of O. Henry is given by The Four Million (1909), which includes such favorite stories as The Gift of the Magi, The Furnished Room, Gold and love (Mammon and the Archer). The satirical novel in the short stories Cabbages and Kings (1904) is set in Central America, the collection The Heart of the West (1907) - on Texas ranches, and The Voice of the City (The Voice of the City, 1908) - in his beloved New York. In 1907, Porter remarried, but by that time had become a consummate alcoholic, and the marriage soon fell apart. Porter died in New York on June 5, 1910. O. Henry`s chosen order of stories in the collection The Gentle Grafter Noble Rogue : 01 The Octopus Marooned Trust that burst 02 Jeff Peters as a Personal Magnet Jeff Peters as a Personal Magnet 03 Modern Rural Sports Entertainment of the Modern Village 04 The Chair of Philanthromathematics Department of Philanthromathematics 05 The Hand That Riles the World The hand that torments the whole world 06 The Exact Science of Matrimony Marriage as an exact science 07 A Midsummer Masquerade Summer masquerade 08 Shearing the Wolf Sheared Wolf 09 Innocents of Broadway Simpletons from Broadway 10 Conscience in Art Conscience in Art 11 The Man Higher Up Who is higher? 12 A Tempered Wind A Tempered Wind 13 Hostages to Momus Hostages of Momus 14 The Ethics of Pig Pig Ethics