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The Ransom of Red Chief : And Other O. Henry Stories for Boys
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O. Henry's short stories brim with lively wit and wisdom, sudden twist endings and amusing characterizations, plus memorable moral lessons. An iconic author at his height in the early 20th century, O. Henry was industrious and prolific, turning out short stories at astonishing speed. This anthology contains 24 of his finest tales, with highlights being a parody of Sherlock Holmes named ?Shamrock Jolnes?, and send-ups of certain frivolous yet monied city dwellers. The breezy dialogue and descriptive prose tend to be witty and playful, with the author occasionally venturing to the satirical in his plotting. The titular story is among O. Henry's most famous; a pair of opportunistic crooks kidnap the son of a wealthy Alabama businessman, hoping to collect a hefty ransom. They are soon driven to their wits end however, when the boy turns out to be a wildly misbehaving brat. The boy's father makes a counteroffer: for a modest sum, he?ll take the boy back. The kidnappers agree and the youngster is returned.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780359747658
  • ISBN-10: 0359747655
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publish Date: June 2019
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.31 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.44 pounds
  • Page Count: 130
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12