Study Guides on Works by O. Henry

Like most stories (and film adaptations) from prolific short-story writer O. Henry, The Ransom of Red Chief is more like a modern Aesop Fable than a short story. It has ony a couple of themes but they are oft-repeated; the published in 1910, it is...

The short story master who went by the pen name of O. Henry published “A Retrieved Reformation” in the April, 1903 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. The author had served a sentence in the Ohio Federal Penitentiary for embezzlement at the close of...