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Cabbages and kings

Author: O Henry
Publisher: New York : A.L. Burt Company [1904] ©1904.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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O. Henry wove together several stories into this highly episodic narrative. Set in the fictional country of Coralio in Central America, a banana republic where larceny is rampant and revolution lurks in every impoverished back alley, this novel offers cutting satire of contemporary politics and prejudices. Yet, in the end, lovers are reunited, poverty obliterated, and sentiment satisfied.
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Mystery and detective fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Henry, O., 1862-1910.
Cabbages and kings.
New York, A.L. Burt Co. [©1904]
(OCoLC)644166540
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: O Henry
OCLC Number: 4745240
Notes: Short stories.
The copyright statement on the back of the title page is known to exist in at least two states. One state, printed in two lines, ends: Doubleday, Page and Company. Another state, in five lines, ends: Including the Scandinavian.
HRC has copies with each state of the copyright statement.
Description: 312 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The proem / by The carpenter --
Fox-in-the-morning --
The lotus and the bottle --
Smith --
Caught --
Cupid's exile number two --
The phonograph and the graft --
Money maze --
The admiral --
The flag paramount --
The shamrock and the palm --
The remnants of the code --
Shoes --
Ships --
Masters of arts --
Dicky --
Rouge et Noir --
Two recalls --
The vitagraphoscoph.
Responsibility: by O. Henry.

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O. Henry wove together several stories into this highly episodic narrative. Set in the fictional country of Coralio in Central America, a banana republic where larceny is rampant and revolution lurks in every impoverished back alley, this novel offers cutting satire of contemporary politics and prejudices. Yet, in the end, lovers are reunited, poverty obliterated, and sentiment satisfied.

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