Strictly Business: More Stories of the Four Million


Read by Warren Kati

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O. Henry is the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (1862-1910). His short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, characterization and the clever use of twist endings. Indeed, O. Henry is often credited with defining the short story as a literary art form. Strictly Business: More Stories of the Four Million, is a collection of twenty-three short stories that was first published in 1908. The setting is New York City in the first decade of the 1900’s (the Four Million in the subtitle is a reference to the population of the city at that time as well as to the title of an earlier collection of his short stories). You will meet a wide variety of characters from all walks of life who are trying to make a living via honest (and sometimes dishonest) means. Personal interactions and business transactions abound, but sometimes there is a twist. But don’t take it personally if you get fooled, after all it is Strictly Business. - Summary by Warren Kati (8 hr 44 min)

Chapters

Strictly Business 31:25 Read by Warren Kati
The Gold that Glittered 22:15 Read by Warren Kati
Babes in the Jungle 14:53 Read by Warren Kati
The Day Resurgent 17:23 Read by Warren Kati
The Fifth Wheel 30:03 Read by Warren Kati
The Poet and the Peasant 16:12 Read by Warren Kati
The Robe of Peace 12:40 Read by Warren Kati
The Girl and the Graft 15:41 Read by Warren Kati
The Call of the Tame 14:40 Read by Warren Kati
The Unknown Quantity 15:28 Read by Warren Kati
The Thing's the Play 20:50 Read by Warren Kati
A Ramble in Aphasia 30:22 Read by Warren Kati
A Municipal Report 44:38 Read by Warren Kati
Psyche and the Pskyscraper 18:06 Read by Warren Kati
A Bird of Baghdad 19:31 Read by Warren Kati
Compliments of the Season 27:11 Read by Warren Kati
A Night in New Arabia 36:44 Read by Warren Kati
The Girl and the Habit 15:22 Read by Warren Kati
Proof of the Pudding 24:27 Read by Warren Kati
Past One at Rooney's 34:44 Read by Warren Kati
The Venturers 33:01 Read by Warren Kati
The Duel 14:17 Read by Warren Kati
"What You Want" 15:03 Read by Warren Kati