The small town of Lithopolis, Ohio, is the home of the Wagnalls Memorial Library, designed and donated by publishing heiress Mabel Wagnalls. This charming 1922 volume collects O. Henry’s whimsical musings on writing, music, travel, pets, and life, from letters Wagnalls received from the celebrated short-story writer from 1903 to 1907.
About the Author
O. Henry (1862–1910) was born William Sydney Porter. In his honor, The O. Henry Award is given annually to outstanding short stories of the year. A prolific short story writer, he is admired for his playful tone, and celebrated for his surprise “twist” endings. Among his works are Cabbages and Kings, and Sixes and Sevens.