The Gift of the Magi (Illustrated)

The Gift of the Magi (Illustrated)

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by O. Henry, Charles River Editors
     
 

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*Includes Table of Contents

Christmas is the most famous holiday of the year, and the word itself evokes images of Santa Claus, Christmas trees, lights, the baby Jesus, and, of course, presents. Instantly, well known Christmas carols ring in your ears, or maybe you even picture nutcrackers or Scrooge and Tiny Tim.

Christmas has been

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*Illustrated
*Includes Table of Contents

Christmas is the most famous holiday of the year, and the word itself evokes images of Santa Claus, Christmas trees, lights, the baby Jesus, and, of course, presents. Instantly, well known Christmas carols ring in your ears, or maybe you even picture nutcrackers or Scrooge and Tiny Tim.

Christmas has been popular for centuries, and it only continues to get more popular today, with Christmas season extending months in advance of December 25. And though much has been written of Christmas, its exact origins are still mysterious. Historians are unsure what date Jesus was born on, or whether Christmas Day coincides with previous pagan holidays.

Regardless, Christmas is always the perfect time for holiday cheer, and reading classic Christmas stories like A Christmas Carol or Twas the Night before Christmas. This edition of O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with over a dozen Christmas-related pictures, including trees, the Nativity Scene, Santa Claus, historical depictions of the holiday, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013503694
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
11/20/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

O. Henry was the pen name of William Sydney Porter (1862-1910) was a prolific American short story writer. Initially trained as a pharmacist, Porter began his writing career as a journalist and worked on his stories on the side. After being accused of embezzling money from a bank he worked for, he fled to Honduras. He returned to the US upon the death of his wife and was sentenced to five years in prison. It was during this time that he began to have his first stories published. He later moved to New York and began writing stories in earnest. Some of his most famous stories include "Gift of the Magi" and "The Caballero's Way" which introduced the character, the Cisco Kid.

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The Gift of the Magi 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in my literature class and loved it!!!! If anyone thinks its stupid they obviously dont know good literatire!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful story well written
mysterybuff47 More than 1 year ago
I've enjoyed this story since I first read it in high school English class. Ms. Zwerger's rich illustrations make this a book to be cherished and passed along through the family over time.
RGJrgj More than 1 year ago
I have made it a personal tradition at Christmas time to take time out, no matter how busy I am, to read "Gift of the Magi." After giving the old book (from which I always read this beautiful O.Henry story) to my daughter, I was a bit sad and missed the familiarity and history that particular book had for me. Then I found this new edition of the book at my favorite B&N store. P.J. Lynch's illustrations are exactly how my mind's eye has pictured this story for many years. It is beautiful. The story of love & selfless giving illustrated with lush style and imagination makes this book a pleasure each time I hold it in my hands. I'm also an e-book fan, but nothing can ever replace owning and reading this very lovely book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful book; what a wonderful message. The selfless acts of two people warms the heart and sends a powerful message about giving. To the reviewer of March 10, 2013, you are showing your own lack of understanding and ignorance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This short story is about a couple that want to do the best to give a gift each other and they did. my favorite part of this short story is when they did everything for buy the gift. I recommend this story for all the girlfriend and boyfriend that have a true love. BY Luis Taveras
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my all time favorite Christmas reads
Businessbookjunkie More than 1 year ago
This is the most beautifully illustrated version of the Gift of the Magi I have seen. I purchased at least a dozen copies to give as small gifts during the holidays. The hardbound version is the best. The story reminds us all that Christmas is about placing others above self.
LilVin More than 1 year ago
Thanks a lot for this Masterpiece in many ways.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is such a great example of what it means to give from your whole heart and not expect to recieve anything in return. We have this book at our house and, when I was little, my mother would read it to us at christmas time, and ever since then, it has held a special place in my heart. the message of giving is one that we will never tire of learning from.
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Learn the true mesning of giving through this 11 page short story. A sweet Christmas story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They should really tell you this is only an 11 page preview.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You are timless
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I really enjoy this book. I was heavily interested in moral based stories and many stories are now laced with some form of morals but this one is still my top favorite, has been since I was in in fifth grade. Now I am 25 and have a daughter of my own and hope she comes to love this touching tales as I have. It may be an old fashioned book in some readers eyes but its always fresh in my mind with its enriching tale of thinking of loved ones. I recommend this to everyone, every single person. This isn't just something for moral teachings nor is it just for a holiday read, this is perfect for any mood. I love, love, love this
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I love this beautifully written book. Great for young readers. Could give over 10 stars.
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