O henry is the pen name of american writer william sydney porter (1862-1910) porter's 400 short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, characterization and. Biography of o henry (william sydney porter) - internet accuracy project o henry was an american writer of the gift of the magi, the ransom of red chief, and he wrote prodigiously for several years, but his output declined as his life. Follow the fascinating life of william sydney porter, better known as o henry, prodigious short story writer, on biographycom.
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William sydney porter, or more famously known by his pen name o henry, was a popular short story writer during the early twentieth century a writer whose. Ohio reading road trip | o henry (william sydney porter) biography the master of the short story was hardly your average reclusive writer his life read. saturday than to read or re-read william sydney porter—o henry—who died the name of an award and an anthology, trapped by history (founded in 1919) like them, o henry is surrounded by figures famous in their own day, writing well after porter's death, jennings was not only free to make up.
William sidney porter was born 11 september, 1862 in greensboro, north the two brothers of william were shirley worth (1860) and david weir (1865) who both died in early childhood around this time he changed his name to sydney. William sydney porter, more famous by his pen name o henry, was an american author of short stories this biography provides detailed. the birth of american writer william sydney porter (1862-1910), best known by his pen name o henry porter is famous for witty short stories.
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O henry was born william sydney porter on september 11, 1862, in greensboro , north o henry published 10 collections and over 600 short stories during his lifetime the gift of the magi is one of o henry's most famous stories. William sydney porter (september 11, 1862 – june 5, 1910), known by his pen name o henry, early life william sidney porter was born on september 11, 1862, in greensboro, north carolina he also began writing as a sideline and wrote many of his early stories in the harrell house as a young bachelor, porter. Prolific american short-story writer, a master of surprise endings, whose narratives were typically set in texas or new york city o henry was born william sydney porter in greenboro, north carolina, where he lived nearly half of his life. William sydney porter (o henry) was born on a plantation in greensboro, north carolina, “o henry's early work found in files of houston newspaper.