O.Henry Author Study

Alex Baret
Mrs. Mulholland
8 Literature 2
4 November 2019

O.Henry

William Sydney Porter better know as O.Henry is an American short story writer best known for his twist endings. Porter was born September 11, 1862, in Greensboro, North Carolina to Dr.Algernon Sidney Porter and Mary Jane Virginia Swaim Porter. Porter's mother died when he was three after giving birth to her third child. Soon after Porter moved with his father to his grandparents' house. Porter got a high school degree then went on to be a licensed pharmacist at age 19.
Porter Traveled to La Salle County, Texas in 1882 hoping to cure a cough he had developed. In La Salle, he took up a job as a ranch hand. In 1884 ...

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GLO Porter came up with many characters for his stories. Porter quit his job in 1891 due to politics and then got a job at the First National Bank of Austin but he was accused of embezzlement in 1894 and quite his job. He then got a job at Rolling Stone magazine but quit his job because of inadequate ...

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