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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 Four Million is the second book written by O. Henry while he served time for embezzlement in a penitentiary in Ohio. The book is a series of short stories which 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 31 min)

Chapters

Tobin’s Palm

16:44

Read by Marian Brown

Gift of the Magi, The

12:49

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Cosmopolite in a Cafe, The

13:14

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Between Rounds

12:49

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Skylight Room, The

14:28

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Service of Love, A

12:42

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Coming-Out of Maggie, The

15:54

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Man About Town

10:59

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Cop and The Anthem, The

14:45

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Adjustment of Nature, An

12:05

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Memoirs of a Yellow Dog

10:31

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Love-Philtre of Ikey Schoestein, The

11:24

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Mammon and the Archer

14:04

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Springtime a la Carte

14:29

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Green Door, The

17:12

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From the Cabby’s Seat

11:05

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Unfinished Story, An

15:26

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Caliph, Cupid and Clock, The

15:00

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Sister of the Golden Circle

14:40

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Romance of a Busy Broker, The

9:34

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After 20 Years

7:40

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Lost on Dress Parade

15:09

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By Courier

8:25

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Furnished Room, The

16:03

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Brief Debut of Tildy, The

13:57

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Bewertungen

The Four Million

(4,5 Sterne)

O. Henry's stories are always great to read, or, listen to, as with these audiobooks. First time I have heard a whole book read by Marian Brown and it was perfectly enjoyable. Thank you.

(4,5 Sterne)

Details of these stories are from a past century, but the ironies are timeless.