The master of the short story has 26 great tales here, all of which 'highlight his ironic, comic eye, his gift for evoking speech and setting, and his unique approach to life's quirks of fate'. Stories include The Gift of the Magi, The Making of a New Yorker, The Last Leaf, The Count and the Wedding Guest
and A Lickpenny Lover
One of the most popular American writers of the twentieth century, O. Henry's comic eye and unique, playful approach to the rough material of life's realities are unmatched. These stories, which range from the cattle-lands of Texas to the bars of New York, highlight the joys of avoiding habit and convention, and demonstrate O. Henry's mastery of speech and place.The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.