From the king of short stories comes another wonderful collection of twenty two tales. "Roads of Destiny" takes us on a globe-trotting adventure, visiting exotic locations and places dear to O. Henry?s heart. His passion for life is imbued in these tales, lending it a wonderful air of authenticity and creativity. The humorous, often satirical nature, typical of O.Henry?s work is combined with a level of thoughtfulness and consideration that creates a truly special read. Some of the best-known tales among them include "The Discounters of Money", "A Retrieved Reformation", and "Friends in San Rosario". These tales will leave you very happy you picked this book up, but also with something to think on. A collection perfect for any fans with an adventurous streak, who loved 'Around the World in Eighty Days' or 'Jumanji'. William Sidney Porter (1862-1919), known simply as O. Henry, following his stint in prison, was a prolific American short story writer. His fame came exceptionally quickly and he became a bestselling author of short story collections, the most famous being "Cabbages and Kings", "The Voice of the City", and "Strictly Business." As a result of the outstanding literature legacy that O. Henry left behind, there is an annual award named after him, given to the authors of exceptional short stories.