The Gift Of The Magi and Other Stories O. Henry
O. Henry was the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (1862 – 1910). O. Henry’s short stories are well known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings. “The Gift of the Magi” is about a young couple who are short of money but desperately want to buy each other Christmas gifts. Unbeknownst to Jim, Della sells her most valuable possession, her beautiful hair, in order to buy a platinum fob chain for Jim’s watch; while unbeknownst to Della, Jim sells his own most valuable possession, his watch, to buy jewelled combs for Della’s hair.
- Reader’s Digest The World’s Best Reading Edition
- Publisher Reader’s Digest Association Limited, London; 1993
- Simulated Morocco and Cloth Hardback, 255 pp
- Frontispiece in Colour By Gordon Grant.
- Size 235 x 160mm, 900g
Condition: Very Good – No Inscriptions, Very Good Copy
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