One Thousand Dollars and Other Plays
Retold by John Escott
CEFR A2 — B1
Word count 5,333
Money or love? Which is more important in life? Can money buy anything? Can it help a young man to marry the girl he loves? Does money really make people happy, or does it just cause problems?
These four plays about money, love, and life are adapted from short stories written a hundred years ago by the great American storyteller O. Henry.
Henry had his own difficulties with money and loneliness, and wrote from personal experience.