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Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones

Date: 1912
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: This work is a collection of short stories, sketches, letters, and poems by O. Henry. The volume was named after the periodical the Rolling Stone, of which O. Henry was editor. It was published posthumously and includes a photograph of O. Henry, taken in 1909 shortly before his death.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Short Story About Two Farmers and the Transplantation of Corn]

[Short Story About Two Farmers and the Transplantation of Corn]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Short story regarding two farmers named Johnnie and Herman. Johnnie makes neophyte farmer Herman aware of the proper practices of raising corn.
Contributing Partner: The Williamson Museum
[Short Story About a Sickly Boy and a Kindly Native American]

[Short Story About a Sickly Boy and a Kindly Native American]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Short story regarding a sickly young boy named Johnnie who becomes healthier with the help of a Native American man named "Indian Joe" or "Indian Charlie."
Contributing Partner: The Williamson Museum
A Set of Six

A Set of Six

Date: 1908
Creator: Joseph Conrad, 1857-1924
Description: Collection of fictional short stories written by Joseph Conrad including "A Romantic Tale" (Gaspar Ruiz), "An Ironic Tale" (The Informer), "An Indignant Tale" (The Brute), "A Desperate Tale" (An Anarchist), "A Military Tale" (The Duel), and "A Pathetic Tale" (Il Conde). The publisher's catalog is printed at the end of the book.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
A Book Lover in Texas

A Book Lover in Texas

Date: 1995
Creator: Oppenheimer, Evelyn, 1907-
Description: This autobiographical text discusses Evelyn Oppenheimer's role as a reader and book reviewer in Texas. The book discusses both her life and opinions regarding books and various topics. A selection of her poetry and one of her short stories ("The Green Conscience") are also included. Index starts on page 153.
Contributing Partner: UNT Press
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