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Sixes and Sevens电子书

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作       者:O. Henry

出  版  社:Seltzer Books

出版时间:2018-03-01

字       数:29.7万

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According to Wikipedia: "O. Henry was the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910). O. Henry short stories are known for wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings…. Most of O. Henry's stories are set in his own time, the early years of the 20th century. Many take place in New York City, and deal for the most part with ordinary people: clerks, policemen, waitresses. Fundamentally a product of his time, O. Henry's work provides one of the best English examples of catching the entire flavor of an age. Whether roaming the cattle-lands of Texas, exploring the art of the "gentle grafter," or investigating the tensions of class and wealth in turn-of-the-century New York, O. Henry had an inimitable hand for isolating some element of society and describing it with an incredible economy and grace of language. Some of his best and least-known work resides in the collection Cabbages and Kings, a series of stories which each explore some individual aspect of life in a paralytically sleepy Central American town while each advancing some aspect of the larger plot and relating back one to another in a complex structure which slowly explicates its own background even as it painstakingly erects a town which is one of the most detailed literary creations of the period. The Four Million is another collection of stories. It opens with a reference to Ward McAllister's "assertion that there were only 'Four Hundred' people in New York City who were really worth noticing. But a wiser man has arisen—the census taker—and his larger estimate of human interest has been preferred in marking out the field of these little stories of the 'Four Million.'" To O. Henry, everyone in New York counted. He had an obvious affection for the city, which he called "Bagdad-on-the-Subway,"
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Sixes and Sevens by O. Henry

I THE LAST OF THE TROUBADOURS

II THE SLEUTHS

III WITCHES' LOAVES

IV THE PRIDE OF THE CITIES

V HOLDING UP A TRAIN

VI ULYSSES AND THE DOGMAN

VII THE CHAMPION OF THE WEATHER

VIII MAKES THE WHOLE WORLD KIN

IX AT ARMS WITH MORPHEUS

X A GHOST OF A CHANCE

XI JIMMY HAYES AND MURIEL

XII THE DOOR OF UNREST

XIII THE DUPLICITY OF HARGRAVES

XIV LET ME FEEL YOUR PULSE

XV OCTOBER AND JUNE

XVI THE CHURCH WITH AN OVERSHOT-WHEEL

XVII NEW YORK BY CAMP FIRE LIGHT

XVIII THE ADVENTURES OF SHAMROCK JOLNES

XIX THE LADY HIGHER UP

XX THE GREATER CONEY

XXI LAW AND ORDER

XXII TRANSFORMATION OF MARTIN BURNEY

XXIII THE CALIPH AND THE CAD

XXIV THE DIAMOND OF KALI

XXV THE DAY WE CELEBRATE

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