Saturday, April 26, 2014

The World of O.Henry by O. Henry, Frank Muller (Translation)

4 of 5 stars  ****

William Sidney Porter, O Henry, entertains with the language as well as the story. This collection of short stories is an example of the diverse adventures inside this classic author. The collection includes: The Gift of the Magi, The Reformation of Calliope, One Thousand Dollars, The Pimienta Pancakes, The Badge of Policeman O’Roon, The Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen, Caught, The Whirligig of Life, Makes the Whole World Kin, The Cop and the Anthem, Memoirs of a Yellow Dog, The Last Leaf, A Newspaper Story, The Skylight Room, A Retrieved Reformation, The Rubaiyat of a Scotch Highball, The Passing of Black Eagle, The Green Door, Whistling Dick’s Christmas Stocking, The Furnished Room, Springtime á la Carte, and A Madison Square Arabian Night. I am particularly fond of Memoirs of a Yellow Dog and The Passing of Black Eagle.