Volume 29 da Cole o Folha Ingl s com Cl ssicos da Literatura, em 30 volumes.Edi o bil ngue ingl s portugu s.Com o pseud nimo de O Henry, William Sidney Porter assinou centenas de contos constru dos como mecanismos singulares, mundos regulados por um perfeito sincronismo no qual as pequenas ironias da vida s o condensadas em um nico incidente ou contratempo, representado pelo chamado twist ending.Esse modelo r gido composto pelos tra os estil sticos prontamente reconhec veis do autor americano, como o uso de express es dialetais, jogos de palavras, neologismos obteve enorme sucesso no in cio do s culo XX, mas logo cedeu lugar a uma narrativa mais complexa, menos estereotipada, que n o temia explorar o lado escuro da realidade, tornando se porta voz das novas tens es sociais e escavando as profundidades psicol gicas de personagens multifacetadosfonte quarta capa Download A Retrieved Reformation and other stories = Uma Regeneração Resgatada e outras histórias by O. Henry – heartforum.co.uk
William Sydney Porter lends the pen name O Henry to surprise endings signed officially as Sydney Porter His biography shows where he found inspiration for his characters Their voices and his language were products of his era.He was born 1862 Greensboro, North Carolina When he was three years old, his mother died from tuberculosis He left school at fifteen, worked five years in his uncle s drugstore, then for two years at a Texas sheep ranch In 1884 he went to Austin where he worked in a real estate office, a church choir, and spent four years as a draftsman in the General Land Office His wife and firstborn died, but daughter Margaret survived him After he failed to establish a small humorous weekly, he worked in poorly run bank When its accounts did not balance, he was blamed for it, and fired In Houston, he worked for a few years until ordered to stand trial for embezzlement he fled to New Orleans and thence, to Honduras Two years later, he returned on account of his wife s illness Apprehended, Porter served a few monthsthan three years in a Penitentiary in Columbus, Ohio During his incarceration, he composed ten short stories, including A Blackjack Bargainer, The Enchanted Kiss, and The Duplicity of Hargraves In 1899, McClure s published Whistling Dick s Christmas Story and Georgia s Ruling While in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he sent manuscripts to New York editors In the spring of 1902, Ainslee s Magazine offered him a regular income if he moved to New York In less than eight years, he became a bestselling author of collections of short stories Cabbages and Kings came first, in 1904 followed by The Four Million The Trimmed Lamp and Heart of the West in 1907 The Voice of the City in 1908 Roads of Destiny and Options in 1909, Strictly Business and Whirligigs in 1910 Posthumously published collections include The Gentle Grafter about the swindler, Jeff Peters Rolling Stones and Waifs and Strays and in 1936, unsigned stories Others were rewarded financiallyA Retrieved Reformation, about the safe cracker Jimmy Valentine, got 250 six years later, 500 for dramatic rights, which gave over 100,000 royalties for playwright Paul Armstrong Many stories have been made into films.
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- A Retrieved Reformation and other stories = Uma Regeneração Resgatada e outras histórias
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