Gentle Grafter, The O. Henry

ISBN: 9781589638174

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Gentle Grafter, The  by  O. Henry

Gentle Grafter, The by O. Henry
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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 supreme story teller, drawing his material from the lives of ordinary people - clerks, cityMoreThe 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 supreme story teller, drawing his material from the lives of ordinary people - clerks, city dwellers, exiles and drifters.O. Henry was the pseudonym for William Sydney Porter, master of the short story. His empathy ran deep and he wrote in the language of the man in the street.In March of 1898 he was sentenced to five years in the federal penitentiary. During his term he began his serious writing.

He would use a score of pseudonyms in his career to this point, but his favorite was borrowed from Orrin Henry, a prison guard.O. Henrys popularity reached its height after his death. His writing was seen as straightforward and simple, written in the plain vernacular of his readers. His stories may rely on a sameness of plot, but the sharp, unexpected twist at the end is still his distinctive trademark today. Critics have singled out O. Henry as one of the greatest American short story writers - describing him as a writers writer who also possesses universal appeal.

A critic traveling early in the century fell into a conversation with a Midwest farmer. When asked if he ever read O. Henry, the farmer replied, Professor, thats literature, thats real literature.



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