O. Henry is deservedly famous for his vivacious, humorous, ironic, but utterly realistic short stories, and this collection is no exception. Offering deep insights into the human soul and the throbbing pangs of love, poverty, jealousy, and deception, O. Henry?s stories successfully present the contemporary predicaments of the characters.
William Sidney Porter (1862-1919), known simply as O. Henry, was a prolific American author of humorous literary pieces. His fame came exceptionally quickly and he became a bestselling author of short story collections, among the most famous being "Cabbages and Kings", "The Voice of the City", and "Strictly Business." As a result of the outstanding literature legacy that O. Henry left behind, there is an American annual award after his name, given to exceptional short stories.