O. Henry, American Short Story Writer

Just the Facts:
  • Name: William Sydney Porter
  • Known as: O. Henry
  • Birth: September 11, 1862, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
  • Death: June 5, 1910, New York City, New York, USA
  • Language: English
  • Who he was: writer of stories that usually featured surprise endings, among the best-known "The Gift of the Magi"; "The Ransom of Red Chief"; "The Cop and the Anthem"; "A Retrieved Reformation"; "The Duplicity of Hargraves"; "The Caballero's Way"

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