Bibliographic information:
ISBN: 9781804470237
Paperback with an envelope • 32pp • £3.99
105 mm x 155 mm

14 October 2022

Territory: World English

The Gift of the Magi

O. Henry

Paperback with an envelope


ISBN: 9781804470237



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First published in 1905, O. Henry’s masterpiece, The Gift of the Magi, is a moving short story that highlights the plight of the poor at Christmastime. Desperately in love but destitute, Della and Jim try to find ways to drum up the cash for presents for one another, but in the end find they have sacrificed too much along the way. An ode to love and a warning against the consequences of capitalism, The Gift of the Magi has stood the test of time and has sadly never been more relevant.

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O. Henry

William Sydney Porter (1862–1910), better known as O. Henry, was an American writer best known for his short stories, especially ‘The Gift of the Magi’. An early master of the genre, his work became synonymous with surprise twists and observational wit.