Ed Bishop’s wry delivery helps to accentuate the wit and observational gifts of The New York Stories of O. Henry.O. Henry was known for his sentimental tales and twist endings, but these stories also demonstrate his elegant, conversational style and his concise evocation of life in the Big Apple at the turn of the 20th century. In one of them, The Cop and the Anthem, a homeless man tries to find shelter by trying (and failing) to get arrested. In another, The Last Leaf, a woman dying in Greenwich Village is saved by an aging artist’s final masterpiece. Bishop performs these stories with a slight New York accent and has the timing and bemused tone of a natural storyteller.
Includes "A Cosmopolitan in a Cafe", "The Cop and the Anthem", "The Last Leaf", and "A Technical Error".