The Trimmed Lamp: and other Stories of the Four Million

O. HENRY (1862 - 1910)

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 Trimmed Lamp follows The Four Million and provides another series of short stories that 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)

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction, Short Stories

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Trimmed Lamp, The Marian Brown
00:27:07
Play 02 Madison Square Arabian Night, A Marian Brown
00:15:58
Play 03 Rubaiyat of a Scotch Highball, The Marian Brown
00:14:20
Play 04 Pendulum, The Marian Brown
00:11:57
Play 05 Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen Marian Brown
00:12:50
Play 06 Assessor of Success, The Marian Brown
00:14:41
Play 07 Buyer from Cactus City, The Marian Brown
00:14:05
Play 08 Badge of Policeman O'Roon, The Marian Brown
00:12:02
Play 09 Brickdust Row Marian Brown
00:18:09
Play 10 Making of a New Yorker, The Marian Brown
00:12:51
Play 11 Vanity and Some Sables Marian Brown
00:13:37
Play 12 Social Triangle, The Marian Brown
00:12:27
Play 13 Purple Dress, The Marian Brown
00:11:54
Play 14 Foreign Policy of Company 99, The Marian Brown
00:14:00
Play 15 Lost Blend, The Marian Brown
00:12:06
Play 16 Harlem Tragedy, A Marian Brown
00:13:15
Play 17 Guilty Party, The Marian Brown
00:14:29
Play 18 East Side Tragedy, An Marian Brown
00:13:09
Play 19 According to Their Lights Marian Brown
00:10:56
Play 20 Midsummer Knight's Dream, A Marian Brown
00:14:00
Play 21 Last Leaf, The Marian Brown
00:13:47
Play 22 Count and the Wedding Guest, The Marian Brown
00:19:11
Play 23 County of Elusion, The Marian Brown
00:09:15
Play 24 Ferry of Unfulfilment, The Marian Brown
00:12:41
Play 25 Tale of a Tainted Tenner, The Marian Brown
00:16:04