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Cabbages and Kings

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This work is O. Henry's first published volume and is considered to be his only novel. The plot is composed of several short stories, which were inspired by the author's six-month stay in Honduras in the late 1890s.

"The incidents embracing as they do, a variety of subjects, hang loosely together, so loosely in fact, that at times one finds no apparent connection between them at all, and yet in the end one sees how each is intimately related to the other. ...Written by a less able hand than O. Henry's the book might have been a sad jumble, perhaps comprehensible to none but the Walrus--but as it is, one finds a joy in its every obscurity." -- The New York Times Book Review, Dec. 17, 1904)

Great mysteries are ofen meta-mysteries. For over a century this novel has masqueraded as a collection of loosely connected short stories. Looking backwards through a prism (now a commonplace critical contortion) Cabbages and Kings foreshadows many shadings: "At Swim-Two-Birds", "Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote", "Tyrants Destroyed", "The Continuity of Parks". -- Elliot Gage

O. Henry spent his first years as a writer in Austin, Texas, and the University of Texas maintains a 219-item collection of his works at the Portal to Texas History (reference to publicly-available items which may not be in public domain offered to enthusiasts). — Eric W. Metzler (6 hr 25 min)

Chapters

THE PROEM: BY THE CARPENTER

9:57

Read by Elliot Gage

"FOX-IN-THE-MORNING"

18:40

Read by Eric Metzler

THE LOTUS AND THE BOTTLE

24:45

Read by Eric Metzler

SMITH

22:55

Read by Eric Metzler

CAUGHT

24:18

Read by Eric Metzler

CUPID'S EXILE NUMBER TWO

11:55

Read by Eric Metzler

THE PHONOGRAPH AND THE GRAFT

25:23

Read by Eric Metzler

MONEY MAZE

21:18

Read by Eric Metzler

THE ADMIRAL

16:23

Read by Eric Metzler

THE FLAG PARAMOUNT

21:00

Read by Eric Metzler

THE SHAMROCK AND THE PALM

34:55

Read by Eric Metzler

THE REMNANTS OF THE CODE

19:30

Read by Eric Metzler

SHOES

19:22

Read by Eric Metzler

SHIPS

17:08

Read by Eric Metzler

MASTERS OF ARTS

31:29

Read by Eric Metzler

DICKY

23:49

Read by Eric Metzler

ROUGE ET NOIR

18:48

Read by Eric Metzler

TWO RECALLS

16:10

Read by Eric Metzler

THE VITAGRAPHOSCOPE

7:17

Read by Eric Metzler