The Life and Works of O. Henry
...Porter) One of the most celebrated in American literature, William Sydney Porter (1862 –1910), better known in his pen name O. Henry, was born on September 11, 1862 in Greensboro, North Carolina as the son of Algernon Sidney Porter, a physician, and Mrs. Mary Virginia Swaim. He is celebrated as one of the most important writer of short stories in American literature and his works are renowned for their wit, wordplay, great characterization and intelligent twist endings. Significantly, this prolific American short-story writer is known as “a master of surprise endings, who wrote about the life of ordinary people in New York City. Typical for O... The Life and Works of O. Henry (American William Sydney...