Cabbages and Kings (Classic Reprint)

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LULU Press, 21 apr 2018 - 262 pagine
Excerpt from Cabbages and Kings

The oral tradition crops up regularly as tales told by characters (the Phonograph and the Graft, The Shamrock and the Palm) and as interpolations that scarcely forward the plot (the two pairs of stories The Admiral, The Flag Paramount and Dicky, Rouge et These are not gratuitous paddings: they are all parables of lost integrity regained. For 0. Henry they were the most important part of his text, and they are all variants of his own compromised morality.

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O. Henry is the pen name of William Sidney Porter, who was born on September 11, 1862 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Porter was a licensed pharmacist and worked on a sheep ranch in Texas. He was a draftsman for the General Land Office and a teller for the First National Bank of Texas. He was convicted of embezzlement and eventually served five years in prison. While in prison, he began writing short stories under his pseudonym and eventually wrote over 300. As O. Henry, Porter is one of America's best known writers, and his stories, such as "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Ransom of Red Chief", are still taught in schools. In 1918, the O. Henry Awards, an annual anthology of short stories, was established in his honor. Porter died on June 5, 1910.

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