The Four Million
O. Henry was the pseudonym for William Sydney Porter, master of the short story. His empathy ran deep and he wrote in the language of the man in the street.The Four Million was published in 1906. It takes inspiration from the then population of New York, and serves up slices of the Big Apple, frequently humorous. The promise of a new century energizes everyone from Eastside tenement dwellers to the denizens of Fifth Avenue.