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Author: O. Henry
Options is O. Henry's sixth short story collection. The stories typical Henry, are masterfully put together, but lack any unifying themes.
An fun collection of stories. As usual, Henry manages to surprise us in some places, but in others he just captures likable, down-to-earth human characters in a refreshing and entertaining manner. "The Third Ingredient" -- 'cute' but also very amusing -- is the best short story I've read for a long time. Hetty reminds one a little of Marilla Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables, but is drawn more sympathetically.
These loosely related tales of scamps and underdogs in an unstable Central American republic contain some clever images, as well as some dated, derogatory lan...
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Although the characters cannot change their final destiny, the can make choices along the way.
The Gentle Grafter" looks at business from a distinctly shady angle, with its stories about cool-headed, sharp-dressing trickster Jeff Peters.O. Herny was a s...
This sudden apparition, spewed from the silent house, reached the bottom of the steps as Doctor James came opposite. Her brain transferring its energies from ...
In 1588, the Roanoke Colony (later known as the Lost Colony, as not a single colonist was found when revisited in 1590), an English settlement in present-day ...
Agents 32 and 33 go to Blowing Rock (NC, USA) on a nice spring day to check out a waterfall where a tragedy occurred during the Great Depression. A heroine fr...
A short story of lovers who were pen friends.
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In the mid-70s in east Charlotte, a young man chances upon a peculiar woman in the forest surrounding his neighborhood. Approx. 1600 words. Sex: No. Violence:...