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The Trimmed Lamp: and other Stories of the Four Million

O. Henry

Born in 1862 and died in 1910, O. Henry’s birth name is William Sydney Porter; however, he adopted the pen name O. Henry while in prison. He published 10 collections and over 600 short stories during his lifetime. The Trimmed Lamp follows The Four Million and provides another series of short stories that take place in New York City in the early years of the 20th century and are representative of the surprise endings that popularized O. Henry’s work. They also capture his use of coincidence or chance to create humor in the story. O Henry wrote about ordinary people in everyday circumstances. He is quoted as once saying, “There are stories in everything. I’ve got some of my best yarns from park benches, lampposts and newspaper stands.” I hope you enjoy the following readings as much as I enjoyed recording them. (Summary by Marian Brown)

Born in 1862 and died in 1910, O. Henry’s birth name is William Sydney Porter; however, he adopted the pen name O. Henry while in prison. He published 10 collections and over 600 short stories during his lifetime. The Trimmed Lamp follows The Four Million and provides another series of short stories that take place in New York City in the early years of the 20th century and are representative of the surprise endings that popularized O. Henry’s work. They also capture his use of coincidence or chance to create humor in the story. O Henry wrote about ordinary people in everyday circumstances. He is quoted as once saying, “There are stories in everything. I’ve got some of my best yarns from park benches, lampposts and newspaper stands.” I hope you enjoy the following readings as much as I enjoyed recording them. (Summary by Marian Brown)
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Born in 1862 and died in 1910, O. Henry’s birth name is William Sydney Porter; however, he adopted the pen name O. Henry while in prison. He published 10 collections and over 600 short stories during his lifetime. The Trimmed Lamp follows The Four Million and provides another series of short stories that take place in New York City in the early years of the 20th century and are representative of the surprise endings that popularized O. Henry’s work. They also capture his use of coincidence or chance to create humor in the story. O Henry wrote about ordinary people in everyday circumstances. He is quoted as once saying, “There are stories in everything. I’ve got some of my best yarns from park benches, lampposts and newspaper stands.” I hope you enjoy the following readings as much as I enjoyed recording them. (Summary by Marian Brown)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

5h 55m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:05