The Cop and the Anthem and Other Stories

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One of the most popular American writers of the twentieth century, O. Henry’s comic eye and unique, playful approach to the rough material of life’s realities are unmatched. These stories, which range from the cattle-lands of Texas to the bars of New York, highlight the joys of avoiding habit and convention, and demonstrate O. Henry’s mastery of speech and place.

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O. Henry was a master of the short story and one of the most popular American writers of the twentieth century. This selection of tales from across his writing career ranges from New York apartments to the cattle-lands of Texas, taking in con men, clerks, hustlers, shop assistants, tramps and tricksters. They all highlight his ironic, comic eye, his gift for evoking speech and setting, and his unique approach to life’s quirks of fate.

The Penguin English Library – collectable general readers’ editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.

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Weight 0.179 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

304

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

813.8 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K