"A housewife, a tramp, a lawyer, a waitress, an actress - ordinary people living ordinary lives in New York at the beginning of this 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."
About the Author
William Sydney Porter (O. Henery) was born in North Carolina, USA, in 1862. When he was twenty, he went to Texas where he worked in diferent offices and then in a bank. In 1887 he married a young woman called Athol Estes. He began writing short stories. His most famous story is The Gift of the Magi ( called The Christmas Presents in this Book), and many people ithink that Della in this story is based on his wife Athol.
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