Henry published in 1907 in his collection the trimmed lamp and other story. Start a free 30day trial today and get your first audiobook free. Henry william sydney porter, 18621910 was an american short story writer. This group of four classic stories from the 19th century includes works that appear in many collections of european literature. Pneumonia, stalked about the colony, touching one here and there with his icy fingers. American stories in easy english american stories in voa. Great irony that sneaks up on you like a kid in the backseat stowing away on a sunday morning bakery run to spy the last. The location of the story is a small part of new york known as greenwich village pronounced grennitch, not greenwitch. By chloe laviolette and kelly barr the last leaf by. Great irony that sneaks up on you like a kid in the backseat stowing away on a sunday morning bakery run to spy the last giant chocolate chip cookie. The creative education edition is part of a creative classic series for readers of all ages with illustrations by byron glaser. A reading of the short story the last leaf written by o henry. Henry was the pen name of william sydney porter 1862 1910, an american writer of outstanding short stories, known for their wit, wordplay, warm.
The author spends four days in the village, he was taken there by one of his friends gajadhar. Henry or download mp3 rightclick or optionclick and save link now, the voa special english program american stories. You may also like to read, the pine tree and the reed. Henry published in 1907 in his collection the trimmed lamp and other stories. O henry other info connections the author of this short story is o. Love and friendship happens to be one of the major themes of the short story the last leaf.
I think that its a really inspirational story, and it shows how having friends in your life is important. Isbn 3190027129 1 in the 1890s, many artists lived in greenwich village, in new. In the last leaf, two artists, johnsy and sue, share an apartment. Many artists lived in the greenwich village area of new york.
Also it is good to be kind to people even if the are wrong. The story centers on sue and johnsy, two young women artists who share a. Now, the voa special english program american stories. The story was adapted as a oneact play with additional characters by robert brome eldridge publishing co. Johnsy and sue are friends in every sense of the word, and sue dearly loves johnsy. The last leaf is his eternal gift to you and his final masterpiece. The last leaf young learners classic readers book 60. Henry was able to catch the color and movement of the city and showed a genuine sympathy for ordinary. The bittersweet story involves johnsy, a young artist who is suffering from a severe case of pneumonia and has lost her will to live.
Here is a short visual depiction of the last leaf story. The short story the last leaf portrays a profound meaning in friendships. Henry wrote hundreds of short stories, many of which are famous for their surprise endings. A very short story by ernest hemingway internet archive. This track is from classic tales of hope and courage. The last leaf takes place in greenwich village, a bohemian neighborhood in new york city, sometime in the early 20th century.
The concept is this take a short story written by talented, wellknown author and have a star of stage andor screen read it. Set in greenwich village, it depicts characters and themes typical of o. Henry award that is given to short stories that stand out. Life lessons that we get in the last leaf free essay example. Well, this short story, a village in garhwal, takes you into manjari village of garhwal region. Offering tantalizing revelations and unforgettable characters. It works out well, and the producers of the series deserve a lot of.
Set in the first decade of the twentieth century the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story. In a little district west of washington square the streets have run crazy and broken themselves into small strips called places. Henry, published in 1907 in his collection the trimmed lamp and other stories the last leaf concerns johnsy, a poor young woman who is seriously ill with pneumonia. Figurative language in the text, they personify pneumonia saying. However, a friend provides the ultimate gift to johnsy, and in doing so. Henry we have the theme of commitment, sacrifice, friendship, compassion, hope and dedication. T h e l a s t l e a f i united states department of state. Writing at the rate of more than one story per week, he published ten collections of stories and over 600 short stories during his lifetime, all of which are about the life of ordinary people in new york city. William sydney porter september 11, 1862 june 5, 1910, better known by his pen name o. The last leaf study guide literature guide litcharts. Henry i would recommend this short story to my classmates. Signin to download and listen to this audiobook today.823 1212 701 677 808 496 426 877 1088 527 970 606 221 782 865 1455 586 1012 571 1274 818 1456 827 737 204 1505 1112 1239 36 134 92 521 1345 1504 219 1362 209 736 203 839 1096 275 442 492 1277 25 1352 1031