The Prisoner of Zembla

Read an amusing story of a famous American writer O. Henry. It will leave a pleasant feeling and make you smile after reading. The Prisoner of Zembla is a story about an incident...

Concerning the American Language

Mark Twain (Samuel Lengkhorn Clemens) was an American writer. In 1857 he became a pilot's pupil, achieving his dream. Having written some humoresques for a newspaper in Virginia...

Dream

Here is the short story from the Rolling Stones. Murray, a prisoner condemned to death, prepares to his death penalty. He goes through the prison corridor, talks with other...

Aristocracy Versus Hash

O. Henry, well known in American literature as a master of "short story" genre, was born in 1862. His career started when he began writing for the magazines in New-York. The first...

The Caliph and the Cad

Everybody knows a proverb: “Clothes don’t make the man”. This famous statement is proved in the book “Caliph and Cad”. Corny Brannigan was an ordinary truck driver, but...

Bald-Face

Jack London (1876-1916) - American writer and journalist. He was born and grew up in California. London entered the University of California, but had to leave because of problems...

My Watch

Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) is called sometimes “the father of American literature”. He was a journalist, lecturer, boat pilot, inventor and, of course, writer. His wide...

Fickle Fortune, or How Gladys Hustled

People all over the world enjoy the stories of a great American writer O. Henry. Irony and unpredictable plot captivate us from the first sentences. O. Henry's characters are...

A Little Talk About Mobs

O. Henry holds in American literature exceptional place as a master of the genre of the short story. William Sydney Porter (O. Henry's real name) is the author of bright,...

The Vitagraphoscope

O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) is a great American writer. His stories are usually humorous with surprising endings. He was born in 1862 in Greensboro. The first wife Athol...

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