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         short story writer O. Henry [1862-1910] and chair          here on page two:

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movies & TV

P.E.N./O. Henry Prize Stories

O. Henry's "The Gift of The Magi" is on a separate page

Works  About  O. Henry

"O. Henry: A Biography" [1916] by Charles Alphonso Smith
Reprint Services hardcover [3/92] for $80.99

"Alias O. Henry: A Biography of William Sidney Porter" [1957]
by Gerald Langford
Greenwood Publng hardcover [6/83] out of print/used

"William Swaim, Fighting Editor: The Story of
O. Henry's Grandfather" [1963] by Ethel S. Arnett
Piedmont Press hardcover [1/63] out of print/rare

"O. Henry: A Study of The Short Fiction" [1965]
by Eugene Current-Garcia
MacMillan hardcover [6/65] out of print/used

study by J. Gallegly [1970]

"O. Henry: The Legendary Life of William S. Porter" [1970]
by Richard O'Connor
Doubleday hardcover [1/70] out of print/used

"William Sidney Porter (O. Henry): A Reference Guide" [1980]
by Richard C. Harris
G.K. Hall/MacMillan hardcover [10/80] out of print/used

"Time To Write: How William Sidney Porter Became O. Henry" [1986]
by Trueman E. O'Quinn & Jenny Lind Porter
Eakin Press of Austin TX [3/91] out of print/used

"Cheap Rooms & Restless Hearts: A Study of Formula In The Urban
Tales of William Sydney Porter" [1988] by Karen Charmaine Blansfield
Popular Press hardcover [3/88] for $26.95

"O. Henry: A Biography of William Sydney Porter" [1990]
by David Stuart
Madison Books/Scarborough hardcover [11/90] out of print/used

bio by CW   "Will: O.Henry and His Friends" [1999]
by Charles Walnut

1stBooks Library 8x5 pb [1/99] for $10.85
Twist At The End mystery novel  "A Twist At The End: A Novel of O. Henry" [2000]
mystery novel by Steven W. Saylor

St Martin pb [12/2001] for $7.50
S&S 9½x6½ hardcover [3/2000] for $17.50

Single-Story  Books

online text of "The Last of the Troubadours"

online text of "The Caballero's Way" at The Nostalgia League

online text of "The Ransom of Red Chief" at 'The English Server'

Last Leaf   "The Last Leaf"
Illustrated by Robert J. Pailthorpe

Jamestown/N.T.C. pb [6/79] for $8.28
JValentine   "Alias Jimmy Valentine"
Illustrated by Robert J. Pailthorpe

Jamestown/N.T.C. pb [12/80] out of print/used
Jamestown/N.T.C. hardcover [12/80] out of print/used

"The Ransom of Red Chief" & "The Gift of the Magi"
Travelman Series map-fold sheets & envelope [11/2000] for $3.95

"Gift of the Magi" & "The Last Leaf" Read by actor Robert Ryan
Spoken Arts audio [10/87] out of prodn/used

"The Caballero's Way"
Online text at The Nostalgia League

"The Last of the Troubadours"
Online text via Lone Star Junction

click here for "The Gift of the Magi" Story Page

Motion Pictures,  Television  &  Videos

O. Henry's credits [90+ entries, 1909-2009] on Internet Movie Database

"You're Fired" [Famous Players silent 1919] /tt0010929/
Once considered a lost film; Russian film archive Gosfilmofond digitally restored its prints and presented a copy
to U.S. Library of Congress in October 2010. Directed by James Cruze; based on the O. Henry story
"The Halberdier of The Little Rheinschloss"; starring Wallace Reid & Wanda Hawley

O. Henry's Full House movie  "O. Henry's Full House" anthology feature film [Fox Oct 1952]
On-screen narration by John Steinbeck; includes "The Cop and The Anthem" directed by Henry Koster; "The Clarion Call" directed by Henry Hathaway; "The Last Leaf" directed by Jean Negulesco; "The Ransom of Red Chief" directed by Howard Hawks; and "The Gift of The Magi" directed by Henry King; actors include Lee Aaker, Fred Allen, Anne Baxter, Jeanne Craine, Farley Granger, Charles Laughton, Oscar Levant, Marilyn Monroe, Jean Peters, Gregory Ratoff, Dale Robertson & Richard Widmark; extras include two featurettes & two 1927 silent shorts
Fox color DVD [11/2006] for $13.34
full credits from IMDb

"The O. Henry Playhouse" [39-episode 1957 tv series]
Hosted by Thomas Mitchell; video/DVD/Blu-ray not available; credits from IMDb

Red Chief video  "The Ransom of Red Chief" tv movie [1975]
Starring Strother Martin & Jack Elam
Anchor Bay color VHS [7/99] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
Gift of Love video  "The Gift of Love" ABC tv movie [Dec 1978]
Starring Marie Osmond & Timothy Bottoms; script by Caryl Ledner, based on 'The Gift of the Magi'
Monterey Home Video color VHS [8/2003] for $4.99
Monterey Home Video color VHS [11/2003] for $11.60
full credits from IMDb

"O. Henry's Jimmy Valentine" [1985 tv movie]
video not available; credits from IMDb

"The Ransom of Red Chief" tv movie [Aug 1998]
Starring Christopher Lloyd, Michael Jeter & Haley Joel Osment
video/DVD/Blu-ray not available; full credits from IMDb

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Stageplays,  Audiobooks,  Other Media
O. Henry's credits [1910-22] on Internet Broadway Database
O. Henry audio catalog at Amazon

"Alias Jimmy Valentine" [Broadway play 1910]
Written by Paul Armstrong; Broadway credits at IBDb

"The World of O. Henry: Five One-Act Plays" [1980]
by Jesse F. Knight
Lion / New Century pb [6/80] out of print/rare

"The World of O. Henry" [1984]
Recorded Books audio [6/84] for $28.94

"Selected Stories by O. Henry" [1987]
Audio Book Contractors audio [9/87] 2 tapes for $13.95

O. Henry Short Stories audio by Jack Whitaker  "O. Henry Short Stories" [1991]
Read by Jack Whitaker

Listening Library [8/91] 2 tapes out of stock/used
Gift of the Magi by Win Phillips   "The Gift of the Magi"
Narrated by Win Phillips [1997]

DH Audio [1/97] out of prodn/used
O. Henry: A Celebration audio cassettes  Audio Drama 101 Volume I "O. Henry: A Celebration" [1998]
17 tales by O. Henry including "A Lichpenny Lover", "A Service of Love", "An Unfinished Story", "The Caballero's Way", "The Coming-Out of Maggie", "The Dream", "The Furnished Room", "The Gift of The Magi", "The Girl and The Habit", "The Last Leaf", "The Memento", "Memoirs of A Yellow Dog", "October and June", "Past One At Rooney's", "The Snow Man", "Strictly Business", "While The Auto Waits"
LendAHand/Armadillo audio [5/98] 17 stories on 6 tapes - out of prodn/used
Between Rounds audio  "Between Rounds: A Collection of Stories by O. Henry" [1998]
Read by Peter Joyce

Beeler/Assembled Stories UNABR audio [1/2003] for $37.92
O. Henry Favorites audio  "O. Henry Favorites" [1998]
Read by Robert Donley & Jack Whitaker

Chivers UNABR audio [4/98] 6 tapes - out of prodn/used
Magi by SCP   "The Gift of The Magi"
Performed by St. Charles Players [2000]

Monterey Soundworks audio [11/2000] 2 tapes for $18.94
Gift of the Magi opera  "The Gift of the Magi" - An Opera in One Act [2001]
music by David Conte, libretto by Nicholas Giardini

Arsis audio CD [2/2002] for $20.24

P.E.N. / O. Henry Prize Stories
"Widely regarded as the nation's most prestigious awards for short fiction." ~~ The Atlantic Monthly
O. Henry Award Winners List 1919-2000

there seems to be no 2004 edition

P.E.N. / O. Henry Prize Stories 2011 anthology  "P.E.N. / O. Henry Prize Stories, 2011"
Edited by Laura Furman

Anchor 8x5¼ pb [4/2011] for $10.84
Twenty winning stories from authors Chris Adrian, Kenneth Calhoun, Jennine Capó Crucet, Jane Delury, Tamas Dobozy, Judy Doenges, Brian Evenson, Adam Foulds, Lynn Freed, David Means, Susan Minot, Matthew Neill Null, Lori Ostlund, Leslie Parry, Jim Shepard, Helen Simpson, Mark Slouka, Elizabeth Tallent, Lily Tuck & Brad Watson
P.E.N. / O. Henry Prize Stories 2012 anthology  "P.E.N. / O. Henry Prize Stories, 2012"
Edited by Laura Furman

Kindle Edition from Anchor/Random House Digital [4/2012] for $9.99
Anchor 8x5¼ pb [4/2012] for $11.07
Twenty winning stories from authors John Berger, Wendell Berry, Anthony Doerr, Dagoberto Gilb, Karl Taro Greenfeld, Lauren Groff, Yiyun Li, Hisham Matar, Alice Mattison, Steven Millhauser, Alice Munro, Ann Packer, Miroslav Penkov, Keith Ridgway, Sam Ruddick, Salvatore Scibona, Jim Shepard, Mark Slouka, Christine Sneed & Kevin Wilson

"The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013: The Best Stories of The Year" [] 9780345803269
Twenty winning stories from authors Donald Antrim, Tash Aw, Andrea Barrett, Ann Beattie, L. Annette Binder, Ayse Papatka Bucak, Deborah Eisenberg, Samar Farah Fitzgerald, Kelly Link, Alice Munro, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Nalini Jones, George McCormick, Melinda Moustakis, Derek Palacio, Jamie Quatro, Polly Rosenwaike, Asako Serizawa, Joan Silber & Lily Tuck

"The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014: The Best Stories of The Year" [] 9780345807311
Twenty winning from authors Allison Alsup, Chanelle Benz, David Bradley, Olivia Clare, Stephen Dixon, Halina Duraj, Louise Erdrich, Rebecca Hirsch Garcia, Mark Haddon, Tessa Hadley, Kristen Iskandrian, Dylan Landis, Colleen Morrissey, Chinelo Okparanta, Michael Parker, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Robert Anthony Siegel, Maura Stanton, William Trevor & Laura van den Berg

"The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015: The Best Stories of The Year" [DUE September 2015] 9781101872321
Twenty winning from authors Molly Antopol, Russell Banks, Lydia Davis, Percival Everett, Lynn Freed, Becky Hagenston, Naira Kuzmich, Elizabeth McCracken, Christopher Merkner, Manuel Muñoz, Dina Nayeri, Brenda Peynado, Thomas Pierce, Emily Ruskovich, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Lionel Shriver, Joan Silber, Elizabeth Strout, Emma Törzs & Vauhini Vara

O. Henry [1862-1910] Pages at Spirit of America Bookstore

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O. Henry's "The Gift of The Magi" Story Page

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