O. Henry

O. Henry in an undated photograph. (W.M. Vanderweyde, New York / New York Public Library Digital Gallery)

Major works:
“The Gift of the Magi” • “The Ransom of Red Chief” • “The Last of the Troubadours” • “The Caballero’s Way” • “The Cop and the Anthem” • Cabbages and Kings

“No writer in the language seems clever immediately after one has been reading O. Henry.”
—Carl Van Doren

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