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1922 reissued classic; Doubleday, Page & Company publishers, New York; smaller hardbound in burgundy boards with gilt decor and lettering on cover and spine; quite good condition with unmarked pages; boards have some scuffing and minor issues - see pics.

 

Description -

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.”

Contents:
The Trimmed Lamp
A Madison Square Arabian Night
The Rubaiyat of a Scotch Highball
The Pendulum
Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen
The Assessor of Success
The Buyer From Cactus City
The Badge of Policeman O'Roon
Brickdust Row
The Making of a New Yorker
Vanity and Some Sables
The Social Triangle
The Purple Dress
The Foreign Policy of Company 99
The Lost Blend
A Harlem Tragedy
"The Guilty Party" – an East Side Tragedy
According to Their Lights
A Midsummer Knight's Dream
The Last Leaf
The Count and the Wedding Guest
The Country of Elusion
The Ferry of Unfulfilment
The Tale of a Tainted Tenner
Elsie in New York

The Trimmed Lamp and Other Stories of the Four Million by O. Henry

SKU: BS84v
$14.00Price