Strictly Business

More Stories of the Four Million

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0. Henry is the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (1862-1910).

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His short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, characterization and the clever

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use of twist endings. Indeed, 0. Henry is often credited with defining the short story

as a literary art form. Strictly Business: More Stories of the Four Million, is a

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collection of twenty-three short stories that was first published in 1908. The setting is

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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

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collection of his short stories). You will meet a wide variety of characters from all

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walks of life who are trying to make a living via honest (and sometimes dishonest)

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means. Personal interactions and business transactions abound, but sometimes

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there is a twist. But don’t take it personally if you get fooled, after all it is Strictly

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Business.

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Total running time 08:44:5G

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Cover image: Manhattan Bridge, New York Skyline Photographed by Irving Underhill, 1919.

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Cover designed by Availle. This design is in the public domain.