For the author, an adventurous life of danger and drifting affords story material for which there is no substitute william sydney porter, better known by his pseudonym o henry, led a life that was at times uncertain, yet always intriguing he was born on september 11, 1862 to algernon sidney and mary jane virginia swaim. Last days 246 index 253 o henry biography chapter one the life and the story o henry was once asked why he did not read more fiction chapter two vogue william sydney porter, better known as o henry, was born in greensboro, guilford county, north carolina, september 11, 1862. Follow the fascinating life of william sydney porter, better known as o henry, prodigious short story writer, on biographycom writer born william sydney porter, on september 11, 1862, in greensboro, north carolina the american short-story writer, who wrote under the pseudonym o henry,. William sydney porter (september 11, 1862 – june 5, 1910), known by his pen name o henry, was an american short story writer his stories are known for their surprise endings contents [hide] 1 biography 11 early life 12 move to texas 13 flight and return 14 later life and death 2 stories 3 pen name 4 legacy. The american short-story writer william sydney porter (1862-1910), who wrote under the pseudonym o henry, pioneered in picturing the lives of lower-class and the best biographical and critical studies are eugene h long, o henry: the man and his work (1949), and dale kramer, the heart of o henry (1954.
William sydney porter william sydney pittman william sidney mount william sydney wes wesley william sydney porter's pen name william sydney fisher william sy. William sydney (o henry) porter, american author of short stories, was born in greensboro of english and dutch ancestry for reasons of unsatisfactory health and unfavorable home conditions, he left for la salle county, tex, in 1882, where he identified with the robust life of ranching that was to give an atmosphere and. 1 william sydney porter, better known as o henry, was an american writer born on september 11, 1862, in greensboro, north carolina porter lost his mother to tuberculosis at the age of three, so he and his father, dr algernon sidney porter, moved in with porter's paternal grandmother 2 porter was a passionate reader.
Introduction o henry (1862-1910), born william sidney porter in greensboro, north carolina, was a prolific american writer popular during the first decade of the 20th century and well-known for his short stories “o henry” was a pseudonym that porter began using for works he authored while imprisoned in the ohio. O henry], writer, was born on september 11, 1862, in greensboro, north carolina, the son of dr algernon sidney and mary jane virginia (swaim) porter during his two years on the ranch, porter gained a knowledge of ranch life that he later incorporated into many of his short stories lee hall was. William sydney porter (september 11, 1862 – june 5, 1910), known by his pen name o henry, was an american short story writer his stories are early life william sidney porter was born on september 11, 1862, in greensboro, north carolina he changed the spelling of his middle name to sydney in 1898 his parents. O henry, born william sidney porter, and known as “will” to his friends, was famous for his witty, twist-filled short stories — but there's much more to the author wrote twist endings so often that they became his trademark — an “o henry ending” can usually be expected when reading the author's work[8.
William sydney porter (september 11, 1862 – june 5, 1910), known by his pen name o henry, was an american writer o henry's short stories are known for the. O henry was an american writer whose short stories are known for wit, wordplay and clever twist endings he wrote nearly 600 stories about life in america he was born william sidney porter on september 11, 1862, in greensboro, north carolina his father, algernon sidney porter, was a medical doctor when william. William sidney porter, better known by his pen name “o henry”, was one of america's most popular short story writers he was born on september 11, 1862 “o henry on himself, life and other things: for the first time the author of ' the four million' tells a bit of the 'story of my life' new york times, april 4, 1909. William sydney porter (september 1862 – june known by his pen name o henry, was an american short story writer pearl s buck - nobel prize in literature 1938 for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in china and for her biographical masterpieces read her beautifully written key works: the life of a.
Examine the life, times, and work of o henry through detailed author biographies on enotes article abstract: william sydney porter advanced the state of american short stories and made his pen name of o henry synonymous with surprise endings in a little more than one decade, he published more than two hundred. O henry (william sydney porter) born: september 11, 1862 died: june 5, 1910 o henry the master of the short story was hardly your average reclusive writer his life read like one of his tales from sickly north carolina boy to texas ranch hand, from married bank teller to fleeing thief, from dirt-poor prison inmate to.
William sydney porter — better known by his pen name, o henry — was born in north carolina and died in new york but his sixteen years in texas, from 1882 to 1898, made a lasting mark on his life and work in texas, porter developed an abiding love for the american west he worked as a ranch hand.
Michael hoinski talks about the austin, texas, home of writer william sydney porter, also known as o henry, and the role of austin in mr william sidney porter was a great american short story writer he was known for having twist endings the gift of magi, his most. Biography of o henry (william sydney porter) - internet accuracy project - working to improve the accuracy of the reference sources we all rely on, both online and off o henry was an american writer of the gift of the magi, the ransom of red chief, and the last leaf fame his work was notable for his use of startling. O henry, pseudonym of william sydney porter (1862-1910), noted american author of hundreds of short stories including the ransom of red chief (1910), the william sidney porter was born 11 september, 1862 in greensboro, north carolina, to physician algernon sidney porter (1825-1888) and mary jane virginia. This week we answer a question about the life of magician harry houdini we also doug johnson: one of america's best-loved writers of short stories was william sydney porter -- better known as o henry but in eighteen ninety-nine, he decided to spend most of his time working on “escapes.
The most popular short story writer of his era, william sydney porter (1862-1910) was born on polecat creek in guilford county, and raised and educated in york city in 1902, ostensibly to obtain material, although for the next few years his work continued to reflect his experiences in the southwest and central america. O henry, pseudonym of william sydney porter, original name william sidney porter, (born sept 11, 1862, greensboro, nc, us—died june 5, 1910, new york, ny), american short-story writer whose tales romanticized the commonplace—in particular the life of ordinary people in new york city his stories expressed. William sydney porter, more famous by his pen name o henry, was an american author of short stories this biography provides detailed information about his childhood, life, career, achievements and timeline he began to work in a drugstore of his uncle in 1879 he became a licensed pharmacist in.