Strictly Business: More Stories of the Four Million

O. HENRY (1862 - 1910)

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

Genre(s): Short Stories

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Strictly Business Warren Kati
00:31:25
Play 02 The Gold that Glittered Warren Kati
00:22:15
Play 03 Babes in the Jungle Warren Kati
00:14:53
Play 04 The Day Resurgent Warren Kati
00:17:23
Play 05 The Fifth Wheel Warren Kati
00:30:03
Play 06 The Poet and the Peasant Warren Kati
00:16:12
Play 07 The Robe of Peace Warren Kati
00:12:40
Play 08 The Girl and the Graft Warren Kati
00:15:41
Play 09 The Call of the Tame Warren Kati
00:14:40
Play 10 The Unknown Quantity Warren Kati
00:15:28
Play 11 The Thing's the Play Warren Kati
00:20:50
Play 12 A Ramble in Aphasia Warren Kati
00:30:22
Play 13 A Municipal Report Warren Kati
00:44:38
Play 14 Psyche and the Pskyscraper Warren Kati
00:18:06
Play 15 A Bird of Baghdad Warren Kati
00:19:31
Play 16 Compliments of the Season Warren Kati
00:27:11
Play 17 A Night in New Arabia Warren Kati
00:36:44
Play 18 The Girl and the Habit Warren Kati
00:15:22
Play 19 Proof of the Pudding Warren Kati
00:24:27
Play 20 Past One at Rooney's Warren Kati
00:34:44
Play 21 The Venturers Warren Kati
00:33:01
Play 22 The Duel Warren Kati
00:14:17
Play 23 "What You Want" Warren Kati
00:15:03