The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories

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Pearson Education, 2008 - Foreign Language Study - 27 pages
O. Henry's stories are very famous. He writes about New York, Texas, Oklahoma ... Money and love are often problems. But how is a story going to finish? You never know. Readers always remember his stories.

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

The Gift of the Magi, illustrated by Sonja Danowski. The story of "two foolish children in a flat" who prove to be very wise after all, The Gift of the Magi has been one of my favorite Christmas ... Read full review

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I recently reread this little tale, and remembered reading it before. Back then I thought the moral was never give up your things for a person. Now I know better, it is, "the gift is not important ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

O. Henry is the pen name of William Sidney Porter, who was born on September 11, 1862 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Porter was a licensed pharmacist and worked on a sheep ranch in Texas. He was a draftsman for the General Land Office and a teller for the First National Bank of Texas. He was convicted of embezzlement and eventually served five years in prison. While in prison, he began writing short stories under his pseudonym and eventually wrote over 300. As O. Henry, Porter is one of America's best known writers, and his stories, such as "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Ransom of Red Chief", are still taught in schools. In 1918, the O. Henry Awards, an annual anthology of short stories, was established in his honor. Porter died on June 5, 1910.

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