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The Trimmed Lamp: and other Stories of the Four Million

Gelesen von Marian Brown

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Born in 1862 and died in 1910, O. Henry’s birth name is William Sydney Porter; however, he adopted the pen name O. Henry while in prison. He published 10 collections and over 600 short stories during his lifetime.

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.”

I hope you enjoy the following readings as much as I enjoyed recording them.

(Summary by Marian Brown)

(5 hr 54 min)

Chapters

Trimmed Lamp, The

27:07

Read by Marian Brown

A Madison Square Arabian Night

15:58

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The Rubaiyat of a Scotch Highball

14:20

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The Pendulum

11:57

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Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen

12:50

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The Assessor of Success

14:41

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The Buyer from Cactus City

14:05

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The Badge of Policeman O'Roon

12:02

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Brickdust Row

18:09

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The Making of a New Yorker

12:51

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Vanity and Some Sables

13:37

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The Social Triangle

12:27

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The Purple Dress

11:54

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The Foreign Policy of Company 99

14:00

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The Lost Blend

12:06

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A Harlem Tragdey

13:15

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The Guilty Party - An East Side Tragedy

14:29

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According to Their Lights

13:09

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A Midsummer Knight's Dream

10:56

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The Last Leaf

14:00

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The Count and the Wedding Guest

13:47

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The County of Elusion

19:11

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The Ferry of Unfulfillment

9:15

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The Tale of a Tainted Tenner

12:41

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Elsie in New York

16:04

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