The Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories by O. Henry
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  • The Gift of Magi is a touching Christmas story about a poor young couple, a husband and a wife, who go out of their way to buy the best gift for each other, each sacrificing their most valuable possession

    • by Lorianna
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      This book contains 16 of O. Henry’s short stories, I would say some of his very best.

      The stories included are: “The Gift of the Magi” “The Cop and the Anthem” “Springtime a la Carte” “The Green Door” “After Twenty Years” “The Furnished Room” “The Pimienta Pancakes” “The Last Leaf” “The Voice


      of the City” “While the Auto Awaits” “A Retrieved Reformation” “A Municipal Report” “A Newspaper Story” “The Ransom of Red Chief” “A Ghost of a Chance” “Makes the Whole World Kin” Re-telling any of the stories and thus spoiling them for you would be a crime.

      O.

      Henry, a master story-teller, is ...


      • known for his witty plots and unexpected twists in the end.

        I would not want to ruin the pleasure for anyone, so I will only mention two of my favorite stories.

        “The Gift of Magi” is a touching Christmas story about a poor young couple, a husband and a wife, who

        go out of their way to buy the best gift for each other, each sacrificing their most valuable possession.

        “The Ransom of Red Chief” is hilarious; two guys kidnap a boy hoping for a ransom, and end up ready to pay themselves just to be rid of him.

        If you are looking for a good read and you have not yet discovered O.

        Henry’s short stories, check out this book!




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    Donovan says :

    I love teh ironic twist at the end of the gift of the magi and the reason I love it is that though it being a negative twist the couple take it in a very positive fashion.

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    lulu says :

    What is the surprise in the story of The Pimienta Pancakes The Gift of the Magi? Devoting one paragraph.

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