Cheap Rooms And Restless Hearts: A Study of Formula in the Urban Tales of William Sydney Porter by Karen Charmaine BlansfieldCheap Rooms And Restless Hearts: A Study of Formula in the Urban Tales of William Sydney Porter by Karen Charmaine Blansfield

Cheap Rooms And Restless Hearts: A Study of Formula in the Urban Tales of William Sydney Porter

byKaren Charmaine Blansfield

Paperback | June 15, 1988

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This book provides close look at the predominant character types and plot patterns found in the urban stories of William Sydney Porter (more familiarly known as O. Henry), analyzing how these elements structure his tales and contribute to his popular formulas. Blansfield also examines Porter’s adventurous but troubled background—as a ranch hand, cowboy, bank teller, journalist, prisoner, fugitive, and more—to see how his own experience shaped these aspects of his fiction. The book considers how the bustling, turbulent conditions of New York City at the turn of the century helped to launch Porter’s [O. Henry’s] meteoric career.

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Karen Charmaine Blansfield is assistant professor of drama at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill

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Title:Cheap Rooms And Restless Hearts: A Study of Formula in the Urban Tales of William Sydney PorterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:June 15, 1988Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0879724218

ISBN - 13:9780879724214

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