5 biography william sydney porter (o henry) was born on a plantation in greensboro, north carolina, on september 11, 1862 in 1882, prompted by ill health, he moved to a ranch in west texas. O henry, writer: the o henry playhouse o henry was an american writer whose short stories are known for wit, wordplay and clever twist endings he wrote nearly 600 stories about life in america. O henry (1862 - 1910) was an american short story author named william sydney porter, raised in greensboro, north carolinahenry's rich canon of work reflected his wide-range of experiences and is distinctive for its witticism, clever wordplay, and unexpected twist endings.
Biography of o henry and a searchable collection of works o henry, pseudonym of william sydney porter william sidney porter was born 11 september, 1862 in. William saroyan: william saroyan, us writer who made his initial impact during the depression with a deluge of brash, original, and irreverent stories celebrating the joy of living in spite of poverty, hunger, and insecurity. About o henry o henry is the pseudonym of william sydney porter (1862-1910) and the name under which he published all of his work, which includes a novel and some 300 short stories.
Synopsis william james was born in new york city on january 11, 1842, into an intellectual household his father was a philosopher and his brother, henry james, grew up to become a renowed novelist. Born william sidney porter, this master of short stories is much better known under his pen name o henry he was born september 11, 1862 in north carolina, where he spent his childhood. Michael hoinski talked about the austin, texas, home of writer william sydney porter, also known as o henry, and the role of austin in mr porter's writingbest known for his short story the.
Article abstract: william sydney porter advanced the state of american short stories and made his pen name of o henry synonymous with surprise endings in a little more than one decade, he. O henry from wikipedia, the free encyclopedia o henry was the pen name of american writer william sydney porter (september 11, 1862 june 5, 1910), whose clever use of twist endings in his stories popularized the term o henry ending. Katherine anne porter (may 15, 1890 - september 18, 1980) was an american journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist her 1962 novel ship of fools was the best-selling novel in america that year, but her short stories received much more critical acclaim. O henry biography william sydney porter, more famous by his pen name o henry, was an american author of short stories this biography provides detailed information about his childhood, life, career, achievements and timeline.
O henry, pseudonym of william sydney porter, original name william sidney porter, (born sept 11, 1862, greensboro, nc, us—died june 5, 1910, new york, ny), american short-story writer whose tales romanticized the commonplace—in particular the life of ordinary people in new york city. William sydney porter lends the pen name o henry to surprise endings signed officially as sydney porter his biography shows where he found inspiration for his characters. In a more popular vein, some of the local-color stories of william sydney porter [o henry] were set in texas his 1907 collection, heart of the west , is typical literary interest in the past took other forms than the somewhat bloated, over-written historical novels listed above but long forgotten. Charles lamb (10 february 1775 - 27 december 1834) was an english essayist, poet, and antiquarian, best known for his essays of elia and for the children's book tales from shakespeare, co-authored with his sister, mary lamb (1764-1847.
Though many sources indicate o henry's real name as william sydney porter, his middle name at birth was actually sidney with an i he changed the spelling of his middle name to sydney when he began working for newspapers in the 1880s. In the introduction to the world of o henry: roads of destiny and other stories (hodder & stoughton, 1973), william trevor writes that when porter was in the ohio state penitentiary there was a prison guard named orrin henry, whom william sydney porter immortalised as o henry. Early life william sidney porter was born on september 11, 1862 , in greensboro, north carolinahe changed the spelling of his middle name to sydney in 1898 his parents were dr algernon sidney porter (1825-88), a physician, and mary jane virginia swaim porter (1833-65. O henry (1862-1910) was originally born william sydney porter in greensboro, north carolina as a young man, he moved to austin, texas where he worked as a bank teller he moved again to houston, texas in 1895 and became a newspaper columnist.
This synopsis of gift of the magi literary terms includes the terms referenced directly from the short story this well known story, created by o henry (william sydney porter) and first published in 1906, shows the selfishness or foolishness of a young couple at christmas time. Classic literature her life and works article the life and death of o henry (william sydney porter) article a review of 'don quixote' article. William sydney porter, writing as o henry, wrote in a dry, humorous style and, as in the gift of the magi, often ironically used coincidences and surprise endings released from prison in 1902. William sydney porter william sydney pittman william sidney mount william sydney wes wesley william sydney porter's pen name william sydney fisher.
The first ed of this book was publ sept 11, 1962, as a memorial to william sydney porter on his 100 birthday greensboro, nc: piedmont pr 1963 karen charmaine blansfield: cheap rooms and restless hearts. Current-garcia, eugene o henry (william sydney porter)new york: twayne, 1965 includes a biography of o henry and a critical analysis of his work's structure and its technical characteristics. American author william sydney porter, better known as o henry is known for his short stories they are recognized for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and surprise endings the only.