Cabbages and Kings
Doubleday, Page, 1919 - 312 pagine
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. In this book, O. Henry coined the term "banana republic."
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admiral aguardiente American Anchuria Atwood bananas beach Beelzebub Billy Keogh Blythe boat bottle captain Caribs Casa Morena chair cigar Clancy coast cocoanut Colonel Falcon consul Coralio crew Dalesburg dark Dicky dollars Don Sabas door drink El Nacional Estebán eyes face Felipe flag friends Geddie graft grass Gregg Guatemala hand head Hemstetter honour Johnny Karlsefin lady land laugh looked Losada Madama Maloney Mellinger morning native never night Number Olivarra Orleans paint Pasa pesos phonograph picture President Miraflores president's republic revolution Rosine sail sand says seemed Señor Goodwin señorita shoes shore sloop smile smoke Spanish Spanish Main steamer steps stood street tell there's thing thousand tintypes tion took town trepanning tropics turned Twas valise Vega verree Vesuvius Wahrfield waiting walked White Winchester rifles yacht Zavalla