The Gift of the Magi [NOOK Book]

Overview

"The Gift of the Magi" is a short story, written by O. Henry (a pen name for William Sydney Porter), about a young married couple 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 a popular one 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 cosmic irony. It was allegedly written at Pete's Tavern on
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The Gift of the Magi

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Overview

"The Gift of the Magi" is a short story, written by O. Henry (a pen name for William Sydney Porter), about a young married couple 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 a popular one 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 cosmic irony. It was allegedly written at Pete's Tavern on Irving Place in New York City.

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.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149226993
  • Publisher: Bronson Tweed Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/8/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 10 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Amazing!

    I read this book in my literature class and loved it!!!! If anyone thinks its stupid they obviously dont know good literatire!!!!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2010

    A wonderful story

    A wonderful story well written

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2009

    Beautiful story, beautiful book

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2011

    Beautiful Story for Christmas

    One of my all time favorite Christmas reads

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2003

    a timeless classic

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2015

    This book should be read by everyone.

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    F that shiz z

    That was th most ignorant stupid retarded read ever.why is magi sooooo stupid?

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Should read it!!

    i Love this story. it teaches your kids what people do for who they love. its a good story to just sit down and read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2015

    U timless

    You are timless

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2015

    Hi

    Lol

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2015

    GOOD

    F

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2015

    B.,k,

    Jbhoyibgy,mbujbyum. Y,hbnybgikm n kjy bykhjok.nyim kubyykk

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2014

    Loved and Learned

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2014

    Love

    I love this beautifully written book. Great for young readers. Could give over 10 stars.

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