The Trimmed Lamp is a Two Volume Series of Short Stories that take place in New York City in the early 20th century. Typical of O. Henry's style, these stories are representative of the surprise endings that popularized his work. They capture his use of coincidence or chance to create humor. His stories were about ordinary people in everyday circumstances...the characters we know or meet along our way.
Each book measures 6 5/8" x 4 1/2."
Publisher: Nelson Doubleday, Inc. and each of the Volumes were published 1907.
The Two Volumes include a collection of twenty five stories: "The Trimmed Lamp," "A Madison Square Arabian Night," "The Rubaiyat of a Scotch Highball," "The Pendulum," "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen," "The Assessor of Success," "The Buyer from Cactus City," "The Badge of Policeman O'Roon," "Brickdust Row," "The Making of a New Yorker," "Vanity and Some Sables," "The Social Triangle," "The Purple Dress," "The Foreign Policy of Company 99," "The Lost Blend," "A Harlem Tragedy," "The Guilty Party—An East Side Tragedy," "According to their Lights," "A Midsummer Knight's Dream," "The Last Leaf," "The Count and the Wedding Guest," "The Country of Elusion," "The Ferry of Unfulfilment," "The Tale of a Tainted Tenner," "Elsie in New York."
The burgundy cloth hardboard covers remain in very good condition. The spines carries the book title and a design in a faded gilt. The front of each book has a silhouette within a circle and the name O' Henry beneath. The stitched pages are clean and intact. There is a penciled name on the front end page of Volume One. Otherwise no marks found. There is a bit of white glue residue noted on the spine of each where there was apparently a label at one time. Volume One is in Excellent Condition and Volume Two is still Very Good but page 40 is noted to have a small tear and page 41 is noted to have two as shown in the next to last photo.
William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910), known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American writer. O. Henry's short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings. William Sidney Porter was born on September 11, 1862, in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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