Henry (11 September, 1862 – 5 June, 1910) was an American known for his surprising and witty short stories.
“William Sydney Porter by doubleday” by W.M. Vanderweyde, New York – NYPL Digital Gallery.
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- The author’s full name was William Sydney Porter in Greensboro, North Carolina.
- He only went to school until the age of 15.
- At the age of 20, Mr. Porter was working in a ranch in Texas and later, as a bank teller.
- In 1887. Mr. Porter got married and at the same year founded a humorous weekly – the Rolling Stone.
- The Rolling Stone failed, and Mr. Porter became a columnist for the Houston Post.
- Due to a technical mismanagement at the bank, Mr. Porter was indicted for embezzling funds in 1896 and fled to New Orleans, then to Honduras.
- Sadly, he was forced to return to Texas due to his wife’s illness, and was imprisoned after her death.
- During his three year incarnation, Mr. Porter wrote adventure stories set in Texas and Central America which became popular.
- After his release in 1902, Mr. Porter took on the nom de plumb O. Henry and wrote a story a week for a newspaper.
- He wrote about 300 short stories.
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