READ KINDLE ↠ The Ransom of Red Chief - by O. Henry #2020


  • Title: The Ransom of Red Chief
  • Author: O. Henry
  • ISBN: 9781583415856
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Hardcover

  • The Ransom of Red Chief By O. Henry The Ransom of Red Chief, a classic short story This title features historical and illustrative photos, as well as brief author biography and insight story analysis.
    O. Henry
    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 months than 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 financially A 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.

    The Ransom of Red Chief By O. Henry

    Commentaires:

    Candi
    3.5 stars

    Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈
    December buddy read with my non crunchy pantsless group of crazies.__________________________________________I have a very temperamental relationship with this author At times, I read things he s written and I m like And other times I m likeWith Ransom of Red Chief I was likeO Henry is notorious for writing short stories with a twist ending Sometimes the twist is satirical, sometimes comical, sometimes ironic In this case it was flat out hysterical Two men decide to kidnap the son of a wealthy m [...]

    Oziel Bispo
    Dois homens na pinda ba resolvem sequestrar um garoto para conseguirem algum dinheiro.Pra que O garotinho uma peste Agora vcs podem imaginar o que vai acontecer a esses pobres sequestradores muito divertido Assistam tamb m o filme aqui youtu 1RjEQTodLU

    Kathy Kaylor
    I know this kid Wait, I married him.

    Brenda
    4.5So funny It was a short fresh story, I loved it D

    Audrie
    This short story is quick and to the point, and absolutely hilarious Red Chief is such a cruel little boy, but you can t help but pity him because he s so distant from his father How O Henry came up with such an evil little boy and yet straight forward theme is beyond my understanding.

    Becky
    Loved this story as a kid when my Dad would read it aloud on family trips Even better as a parent Read this one

    John Yelverton
    A hilarious story that is fun for every child and parent who reads this.

    Anne (w/ an E)
    I loved this story D

    Cyndi Goodgame
    Love and laugh at this story.

    Realini
    The Ransom of Red Chief by O HenryYou Must Read This it is short, but packed full with fabulous, uproarious moments This is hilarious and one of the funniest short stories I have read in quite a while It looked like a good thing but wait till I tell you You are warned from the start and the plot is revealed in the next couple of sentences Bill Driscoll and the narrator plan to kidnap a boy, who turns out to be Winnetou, Old Shatterhand and Dracula all mixed into one This brought to my mind the f [...]

    Author-ization
    This was nice and well written Plus it was funny I would say the humor compelled me to add another star to the rating.The certain descriptions of the little boy the two men kidnapped and his numerous role playing games he wanted to play eventually weakened the men, which was funny Our mains Sam and Bill create an enjoyable dynamic commonly found in stories much like this Sam was the small, mellow brain of the duo and Bill is the big fat brute, albeit easily scared by a ten year old kid It wasn t [...]

    Jennifer
    This is one of my favorite short stories Anyone who has children can appreciate this because I think that there hasn t been a time when we haven t thought like the father in this story It is one of the funniest stories I have ever read.

    Alexis Russell
    I really loved this short story It was very humorous It was different than the movie but that s to be expected from a 90 minute movie and a 9 page story Regardless, I love them both and I m happy that I gave this a go for my AP Literature course

    Tabassum
    Thank you Saqui for the recommendation

    Ceci
    This story is hilarious

    Avery Joy
    I just read this poem for schoolI really liked it I didn t actually read this exact book at just was handed a print out of the poem

    Mary
    Really loved this short story Probably true for many a rambunctious child, some of I think of in my own home.

    Jitendra
    Funny.

    Vankmen69
    Old fashion funnyI can t say I m familiar with much of O Henry s writings and I only read this story because of a skit I seen on a episode of SCTV Network 90 I was pleasantly surprised by how very funny this very short story is, it took me all of about 20 minutes to read and at the end I was genuinely disappointed this tale wasn t longer that is to say having content, I liked these character s I would have liked to give this short story a 3.5 but with this rating system it s a whole star or not [...]

    Donna
    Just finished reading TOBIN S PALM and THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF by O HENRY This is an audible book narrated by B.J HARRISON In the first tale, we follow two workmen on an intriguing journey to Coney Island, where the heartsick and disgruntled Tobin has his palm read Who knew that palmistry could be so unpredictable Secondly, a tale of kidnapping gone awry A little boy, self proclaimed Red Chief , is taken from his home, and has so much fun he never wants to go back, much to the chagrin of the kid [...]

    Donna
    Just finished reading TOBIN S PALM and THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF by O HENRY I read the kindle edition of this book while listening to the audible book narrated by B.J HARRISON In the first tale, we follow two workmen on an intriguing journey to Coney Island, where the heartsick and disgruntled Tobin has his palm read Who knew that palmistry could be so unpredictable Secondly, a tale of kidnapping gone awry A little boy, self proclaimed Red Chief , is taken from his home, and has so much fun he nev [...]

    Oscar Walsh
    This book is a good story but it doesn t have that much action or climax It is mostly just the kid messing with the kidnappers But the book is quite funny and gives a good theme If you re going to do something do it right.

    Mark Howard
    The idea behind this story is sheer brilliance What would happen if a child was kidnapped and annoyed his kidnappers so much that they had to beg his parents to take him back This story unfolds in a most unpredictable way and is a pleasure to read.

    John
    The humor is real, bro.

    Joy
    Revisiting this as an adult gives a greater appreciation of the true mastery of words by O Henry The story is charming but the writing style is genius.

    Rhonda
    I loved this little story O Henry has a great sense of humor.

    Ruhi
    It was confusing at first but then as I discussed it with my class, it made sense.

    Justin
    A person s best defense is his ability to be ornery, and thus outdo those who would want to use him It s an entertaining tale, yet fairly transparent where it s headed from the beginning.

    Mahmoud Rasheed

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