English Short Stories - O. Hen
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English Short Stories - O. Hen
English Short Stories - O. Hen

English Short Stories - O. Hen

This app is the collection of over 270 english short stories from O. Henry.

Developer: ZHY9 Studio
App Size: Varies With Device
Release Date: Jul 8, 2018
Price: Free
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This app is the collection of over 270 english short stories from 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.

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 were Dr. Algernon Sidney Porter (1825–88), a physician, and Mary Jane Virginia Swaim Porter (1833–65).

Porter graduated from his aunt Evelina Maria Porter's elementary school in 1876. He then enrolled at the Lindsey Street High School. In 1879, he started working in his uncle's drugstore in Greensboro, and on August 30, 1881, at the age of 19, Porter was licensed as a pharmacist. At the drugstore, he also showed his natural artistic talents by sketching the townsfolk.

Now no need of internet for reading these short english stories. You have your favorite short stories book every time with you now as all the stories are offline.


- Over 270 short stories from O. Henry.
- Add to favorite feature helps to bookmark tales and stories to read it later
- Share your favorite story with your friend and family on all available social networks.
- Zoom option to increase size of the story text
- Long press on the story to select specific text
- Swipe left or right on story screen to go to next or previous story
- Small in size and totally offline

If you are a fan of short stories with various themes such as short stories about love, family, inspirational, education, motivational or moral stories, you can find hundreds of the best short stories of all time in this app. This application is the short stories in English that is easy to use with an attractive interface design.

O. Henry's stories frequently have surprise endings. In his day he was called the American answer to Guy de Maupassant. While both authors wrote plot twist endings, O. Henry's stories were considerably more playful, and are also known for their witty narration.

Most of O. Henry's stories are set in his own time, the early 20th century. Many take place in New York City and deal for the most part with ordinary people: policemen, waitresses, etc.

O. Henry's work is wide-ranging, and his characters can be found roaming the cattle-lands of Texas, exploring the art of the con-man, or investigating the tensions of class and wealth in turn-of-the-century New York. O. Henry had an inimitable hand for isolating some element of society and describing it with an incredible economy and grace of language. Some of his best and least-known work is contained in Cabbages and Kings, a series of stories each of which explores some individual aspect of life in a paralytically sleepy Central American town, while advancing some aspect of the larger plot and relating back one to another.

Cabbages and Kings was his first collection of stories, followed by The Four Million. The second collection opens with a reference to Ward McAllister's "assertion that there were only 'Four Hundred' people in New York City who were really worth noticing. But a wiser man has arisen—the census taker—and his larger estimate of human interest has been preferred in marking out the field of these little stories of the 'Four Million.'" To O. Henry, everyone in New York counted.

He had an obvious affection for the city, which he called "Bagdad-on-the-Subway", and many of his stories are set there—while others are set in small towns or in other cities.

His final work was "Dream", a short story intended for the magazine The Cosmopolitan but left incomplete at the time of his death.


All Stories are from public domain and freely available on the internet as these were published before January 1, 1923. If you have rights for a story and you right wasn’t indicated or you are against its using in our application please contact us. We will correct data or delete it as soon as possible.
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More Information about: English Short Stories - O. Hen
Price: Free
Version: 1.2.0
Downloads: 1212
Compatibility: Android 4.0
Bundle Id: com.zhystudio.EnglishShortStoriesOHenry
Size: Varies With Device
Last Update: 2018-10-01
Content Rating: Everyone
Release Date: Jul 8, 2018
Content Rating: Everyone
Developer: ZHY9 Studio