The Gift Of The Magi pdf
“The Gift of the Magi” is a short story, written by O. Henry (a pen name for William Sydney Porter), about a young husband and wife and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money. As a sentimental story with a moral lesson about gift-giving, it has been popular for adaptation, especially for presentation at Christmas time. The plot and its twist ending are well-known, and the ending is generally considered an example of comic irony. It was allegedly written at Pete’s Tavern on Irving Place in New York City.
The Gift Of The Magi Summary
The story was initially published in The New York Sunday World under the title “Gifts of the Magi” on December 10, 1905. It was first published in book form in the O. Henry Anthology The Four Million in April 1906. Mr. James Dillingham Young (“Jim”) and his wife, Della, are a couple living in a modest apartment. On Christmas night, with only $1.87 in hand, and desperate to find a gift for Jim, Della sells her hair for $20 to a nearby hairdresser named Madame Sofronie, and eventually finds a platinum pocket watch fob chain for Jim’s watch for $21 and she was satisfied with the perfect gift she got for Jim.
Details The Gift Of The Magi pdf Book
Name Of the Novel: The Gift Of The Magi
Author: O. Henry
Country: United States
Genre: Short story
Published in: The Four Million
Publication type: Anthology
Publication date: December 10, 1905 (newspaper); April 10, 1906 (book)
Book Type: pdf / ePub
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