A Retrieved Reformation by O. Henry audiobook

A Retrieved Reformation

By O. Henry
Read by Deaver Brown

Simply Magazine
0.37 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781614960126

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“A Retrieved Reformation” may be the fourth most widely read O. Henry story in grammar, middle, and high school. “The Ransom of Red Chief” rates number one, “The Gift of the Magi” number two, and “The Cop and the Anthem” number three. Young readers enjoy this story a lot, because of the safe-cracking plot. Adults tend to like the growing up part: starting a shoe store, succeeding, getting the girl, and going straight. O. Henry stories are not read or heard widely after one leaves high school, which is a shame, because they are such magical stories about expectations being crushed by realities, and the turn of events, which O. Henry was so masterful at achieving. However (and O. Henry is full of howevers), adults tend to love the stories once reintroduced to them. The humor is spectacular and quite light hearted. A final thought for the listener: Is there anyone similar to O. Henry in style? We can’t think of anyone, and that is another reason to listen to these stories. As with all Simply short stories, you should enjoy the ideas put forth in the introduction and afterword—things to think about or write about if a student. A brief biography appears in each of our O. Henry audiobooks.

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“A Retrieved Reformation” may be the fourth most widely read O. Henry story in grammar, middle, and high school. “The Ransom of Red Chief” rates number one, “The Gift of the Magi” number two, and “The Cop and the Anthem” number three. Young readers enjoy this story a lot, because of the safe-cracking plot. Adults tend to like the growing up part: starting a shoe store, succeeding, getting the girl, and going straight.

O. Henry stories are not read or heard widely after one leaves high school, which is a shame, because they are such magical stories about expectations being crushed by realities, and the turn of events, which O. Henry was so masterful at achieving. However (and O. Henry is full of howevers), adults tend to love the stories once reintroduced to them. The humor is spectacular and quite light hearted. A final thought for the listener: Is there anyone similar to O. Henry in style? We can’t think of anyone, and that is another reason to listen to these stories. As with all Simply short stories, you should enjoy the ideas put forth in the introduction and afterword—things to think about or write about if a student. A brief biography appears in each of our O. Henry audiobooks.

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Author Bio: O. Henry

Author Bio: O. Henry

O. Henry (1862–1910), born William Sydney Porter in Greensboro, North Carolina, was a short-story writer whose tales romanticized the commonplace, in particular, the lives of ordinary people in New York City. His stories often had surprise endings, a device that became identified with his name. He began writing sketches around 1887, and his stories of adventure in the Southwest United States and in Central America were immediately popular with magazine readers.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Runtime: 0.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English