O.Henry

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    O. Henry

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    O. Henry
    Texte intégral. Cet ouvrage a fait l'objet d'un véritable travail en vue d'une édition numérique. Un travail typographique le rend facile et agréable à lire.
    Cet ouvrage comporte les nouvelles suivantes :
    Coeurs et Croix, La rançon de Mack, Un vrai ami, Le manuel du mariage, Les crêpes de Pimienta, Le cow-boy et les rajahs, Esculape au ranch, Le miracle du Rio Bravo, Le fils prodigue et la vendetta.
    William Sydney Porter est né à Greensboro, Caroline du Nord. Son père, Algernon Sidney Porter, était médecin. Il est orphelin de mère dès l'âge de trois ans et est élevé par sa grand-mère paternelle et sa tante. William est un lecteur avide mais quitte l'école à l'âge de 15 ans.
    Il s'installe au Texas et fait toutes sortes de petits boulots, dont pharmacien, journaliste et employé de banque. Après avoir déménagé à Austin, Texas, il se marie en 1882. En 1884 il commence une chronique humoristique intitulée The rolling stone. Il rejoint ensuite le Houston Post où il est reporter et chroniqueur. En 1887, il est accusé de détournement d'argent par la banque où il travaille.
    O. Henry est relâché à Columbus, Ohio le 24 juillet 1901, après trois ans de prison. Il s'installe alors à New York et commence une carrière d'écrivain. Et c'est en prison qu'il aurait reçu son surnom.
    La plupart de ses histoires se déroulent au début du XXe siècle, période contemporaine de l'auteur.
    Les O. Henry Awards sont des prix donnés chaque année depuis 1919 aux États-Unis, venant récompenser les meilleures nouvelles.
    Retrouvez l'ensemble de nos collections sur http://www.culturecommune.com/

  • Cinq nouvelles qui se déroulent à New York. Chacune d'elles illustre la diversité du style de l'auteur et des thèmes qui lui sont chers tels que le pouvoir, l'argent, l'arnaque.

  • Comment se jouer du destin quand on est un personnage de nouvelle ?

  • Nouveau recueil de nouvelles, le lecteur y croise de nombreux personnages aux aventure rocambolesques.

  • Quatrième recueil de nouvelles de l'inimitable O.Henry, chantre de l'humour absurde, de la satire grinçante et des chutes inattendues.

  • B. J. Harrison Reads Thanksgiving in New York Nouv.

    It is Thanksgiving day. Stuffy Pete has just come out from an unexpected feast but he is now waiting for his companion, "The Old Gentleman". They only ever meet on this one day of the year, and although they do not know that much of each other, they always spend the holiday together. Stuffy Pete follows the tradition although he is so full that he cannot think of eating more food. The Old Gentleman shows up and they head out to a fancy restaurant for a delicious meal. When Stuffy Pete walks out of the restaurant, he collapses on the sidewalk. The same happens to the Old Gentleman. What happened to them and what is the reason for their fainting? Find out in "Thanksgiving in New York".

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    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 short story author. Among his most famous stories are the "Cabbages and Kings", "The Voice of the City", and "Strictly Business." As a result of the outstanding literature legacy O. Henry left behind, there is an annual American award named after him, which is granted to exceptional short stories.

  • A level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Diane Mowat
    A housewife, a tramp, a lawyer, a waitress, an actress - ordinary people living ordinary lives in New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. The city has changed greatly since that time, but its people are much the same. Some are rich, some are poor, some are happy, some are sad, some have found love, some are looking for love.
    O. Henry's famous short stories - sensitive, funny, sympathetic - give us vivid pictures of the everyday lives of these New Yorkers.

  • A level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read.
    Retold for Learners of English by Diane Mowat.
    A housewife, a tramp, a lawyer, a waitress, an actress - ordinary people living ordinary lives in New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. The city has changed greatly since that time, but its people are much the same. Some are rich, some are poor, some are happy, some are sad, some have found love, some are looking for love.
    O. Henry's famous short stories - sensitive, funny, sympathetic - give us vivid pictures of the everyday lives of these New Yorkers.

  • A level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read.
    Retold for Learners of English by John Escott.
    Money or love? Which is more important in life? Can money buy anything? Can it help a young man to marry the girl he loves? Does money really make people happy, or does it just cause problems? These four plays about money, love, and life are adapted from short stories written a hundred years ago by the great American storyteller O. Henry. Henry had his own difficulties with money and loneliness, and wrote from personal experience.

  • A level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by John Escott.
    Money or love? Which is more important in life? Can money buy anything? Can it help a young man to marry the girl he loves? Does money really make people happy, or does it just cause problems? These four plays about money, love, and life are adapted from short stories written a hundred years ago by the great American storyteller O. Henry. Henry had his own difficulties with money and loneliness, and wrote from personal experience.

  • Les nouvelles aventures de Jeff Peters
    O. Henry
    Textes intégraux. Cet ouvrage a fait l'objet d'un véritable travail en vue d'une édition numérique. Un travail typographique le rend facile et agréable à lire.
    Cet ouvrage comporte les nouvelles suivantes :
    Art et conscience, Le Maître du trio, Un miracle à Wall street, La Comédie des otages et Éthique du cochon.
    William Sydney Porter est né à Greensboro, Caroline du Nord. Son père, Algernon Sidney Porter, était médecin. Il est orphelin de mère dès l'âge de trois ans et est élevé par sa grand-mère paternelle et sa tante. William est un lecteur avide mais quitte l'école à l'âge de 15 ans.
    Il s'installe au Texas et fait toutes sortes de petits boulots, dont pharmacien, journaliste et employé de banque. Après avoir déménagé à Austin, Texas, il se marie en 1882. En 1884 il commence une chronique humoristique intitulée The rolling stone. Il rejoint ensuite le Houston Post où il est reporter et chroniqueur. En 1887, il est accusé de détournement d'argent par la banque où il travaille.
    O. Henry est relâché à Columbus, Ohio le 24 juillet 1901, après trois ans de prison. Il s'installe alors à New York et commence une carrière d'écrivain. Et c'est en prison qu'il aurait reçu son surnom.
    La plupart de ses histoires se déroulent au début du XXe siècle, période contemporaine de l'auteur.
    Les O. Henry Awards sont des prix donnés chaque année depuis 1919 aux États-Unis, venant récompenser les meilleures nouvelles.
    Retrouvez l'ensemble de nos collections sur http://www.culturecommune.com/

  • "The Furnished Room" is a short story about love and dedication, about exhaustion and despair. A young man is searching for a girl he fell in love with. He rents a room near the theatre where she could sometimes be seen and he devotes his days to the dream of finding her. When all of a sudden the sweet fragrance of her perfume fills his room... Has he finally found her? Or is this an evil ghost from the past? Will he get to embrace the girl he loves or she will drag him to the verge of madness?

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    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 short story author. Among his most famous stories are the "Cabbages and Kings", "The Voice of the City", and "Strictly Business." As a result of the outstanding literature legacy O. Henry left behind, there is an annual American award named after him, which is granted to exceptional short stories.

  • Do you believe that people can change? Can a bank robber marry the banker's daughter without having any hidden thoughts and intentions?
    "A Retrieved Reformation" tells the story of Jimmy, a formal prisoner, who decides to quit violating the law in the name of love. He takes up a new identity and starts a new life as an honorable man. However he is about to face a choice which can cost him his future.
    Will he sacrifice himself in order to save a child in danger or he will prefer to keep his old identity in secret?

  • It is not very often that we get to read a story told by a dog. However O. Henry's "Memoirs of a Yellow Dog" gives us a peek through the dog Lovey's mind. Lovey feels a strong despise for his mistress - a fat lady who does nothing but eat and gossip. At the same time he is determined to save his owner who is constantly working and trying to provide for his unthankful wife.
    This comic tale about the love and loyalty between a pet and his owner is turned upside down. But this is exactly why O. Henry's stories with surprise endings are so popular and loved.

  • Is it possible to get away with a fraud or the lies will catch up on you eventually?
    Jeff Peters and Andy Tucker are two swindlers who want to make money the easy way. Peters however wants to give something back in return in order to calm his guilty conscience.
    Will they get caught after one of their "smart" plans to trick and rob a Pittsburg Millionaire? Will Peters find the truth about Tucker? O. Henry's "Conscience in Art" has the answers.

  • "The Furnished Room" is a short story about love and dedication, about exhaustion and despair. A young man is in search for a girl he fell in love with. He rents a room near the theaters where she is to be seen and he devotes his days to the dream of finding her. When all of a sudden the sweet fragrance of her perfume fills his room ...
    Is he finally blessed with success? Or this is an evil ghost from the past? Will he get to embrace the girl he loves or she will drag him to the verge of sanity?

  • The swindler Jeff Peters is after his next victims in the small town Fisher Hill. He is left with only 5 dollars and instead of falling into despair, he finds a way to trick the whole town. Everything goes according to plan until mayor Banks finds out the truth. Jeff has to prove him wrong. What the swindler does not know is that one of his old acquaintances seems to have teamed up with the mayor.
    "Jeff Peters as a Personal Magnet" is a typical short story with a twist which will keep you on the edge of your seat till the last page. Will Jeff's true identity be revealed? Can he become the victim of his own evil plan or he will find a way out of this mess?

  • "Buried Treasure" is a story about rivalry and love, greed and trust, friends and enemies. Jim and Goodloe Banks fight for the love of May Mangum. Although they seem to be evil adversaries, they spend much of their time together trying to obtain even more details about her and her interests. Their plans however change when May disappears all of a sudden. Their love rival turns to a search mission.
    Is May the treasure they are not willing to let go? Will they unite in the name of the woman they love? Will they get the future they have longed for or they will be left with the bitter feeling of failure?

  • "The Gift of the Magi" is a short story about love, selflessness, sacrifices and struggles. Della and James are a young married couple who want to surprise each other with a secret gift for Christmas. It sounds however easier than it actually is because both of them have very little money.
    Will they manage to buy something in time and will it be appreciated? What is the most priceless thing they can get each other? What if they already have it but have not realized it?
    "The Gift of the Magi" is a vivid combination of comic irony and moral lesson. This story with a twist ending makes you laugh and at the same time think about really is important in life.

  • Love, art, ambitions and sacrifices. O. Henry's "A Service of Love" tells the story of the artist Joe and the pianist Delia who fall in love with each other. They marry and although everything seem to go according to their plans and expectations, things start to fall apart.
    Can money separate people who love each other? Will they get out of the web of lies that they have self weaved? Will they stay together or the burden they have to carry is too heavy?



    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.

  • "New Yorker Stories" offers a colourful description of O.Henry's favourite city, together with the emotional states of New Yorkers at the turn of the twentieth century. Some of O.Henry's best stories are gathered here, excelling in the author's preference for witty language, ironic situations, and unexpected, surprise endings.



    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.

  • 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.

  • Nouveaux contes du Far West
    O. Henry
    Texte intégral. Cet ouvrage a fait l'objet d'un véritable travail en vue d'une édition numérique. Un travail typographique le rend facile et agréable à lire.
    Cet ouvrage comporte les nouvelles suivantes :
    La fable du coeur et de l'estomac, La vengeance du caballero, Le tournoi de la pomme, Le piano fantôme, Un prêt sur parole, La princesse et le puma, Les amours automnales de Dry Valley Johnson, L'arbre de Noël du père prodigue, Le prince et La réforme de Calliope.
    William Sydney Porter est né à Greensboro, Caroline du Nord. Son père, Algernon Sidney Porter, était médecin. Il est orphelin de mère dès l'âge de trois ans et est élevé par sa grand-mère paternelle et sa tante. William est un lecteur avide mais quitte l'école à l'âge de 15 ans.
    Il s'installe au Texas et fait toutes sortes de petits boulots, dont pharmacien, journaliste et employé de banque. Après avoir déménagé à Austin, Texas, il se marie en 1882. En 1884 il commence une chronique humoristique intitulée The rolling stone. Il rejoint ensuite le Houston Post où il est reporter et chroniqueur. En 1887, il est accusé de détournement d'argent par la banque où il travaille.
    O. Henry est relâché à Columbus, Ohio le 24 juillet 1901, après trois ans de prison. Il s'installe alors à New York et commence une carrière d'écrivain. Et c'est en prison qu'il aurait reçu son surnom.
    La plupart de ses histoires se déroulent au début du XXe siècle, période contemporaine de l'auteur.
    Les O. Henry Awards sont des prix donnés chaque année depuis 1919 aux États-Unis, venant récompenser les meilleures nouvelles. Source Wikipédia.
    Retrouvez l'ensemble de nos collections sur http://www.culturecommune.com/

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