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Gift of the Magi/The Purple Dress (Wonderfully Illustrated Short Pieces)

by O. Henry

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Published by Collins Design .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7288592M
ISBN 100061138800
ISBN 109780061138805

In "Gift of the Magi" the point of conflict actually solves the first problem and replaces it with a second. By selling her hair, Della gets the money to buy Jim a great present, eliminating the first problem through decisive action. Shortly thereafter she finds the perfect present, so neither the money nor the present is the issue any longer. The The Gift of the Magi quotes below are all either spoken by Jim or refer to Jim. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:).

The theme of the story is that unconditional love knows no boundaries. The gifts that Jim and Della give to one another end up having no useful function, but they are the most valuable gifts for either of them to have given because the gifts symbolize the sacrifices they . O. Henry went to Texas in and worked at various jobs including a clerk and a teller at the First National Bank in Austin. He contributed stories to magazines from around and started his own weekly, The Rolling Stone, in Accused of embezzlement of bank funds, he fled to Honduras in , but returned when he heard of his wife's illness.

Jim’s watch holds sentimental value for him as well, having been passed down from generation to generation. In this way, the watch represents Jim’s ties to the family he grew up in—the family he leaves in order to make a new family with watch also more conventionally represents time, which Jim gives to Della in the form of the hours he works to support the household and the.   89 works of O. Henry American writer () This ebook presents a collection of 89 works of O. Henry. A dynamic table of contents allows you to jump directly to the work selected. Table of Contents: A Call Loan A Chaparral Prince A Cosmopolite in a Café A Harlem Tragedy A Madison Square Arabian Night A Midsummer Knight's Dream A Retrieved Reformation A Service of Love A Tempered Brand:


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Gift of the Magi/The Purple Dress (Wonderfully Illustrated Short Pieces) by O. Henry Download PDF EPUB FB2

Gift of the Magi/The Purple Dress book. Read 1, reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Henry's classic tale of the wisest gifts of /5. A master of the short story, he is the author of more than six hundred tales that have been translated into nearly every language.

He is best known for his stories about New York City, which include The Gift of the Magi and The Purple Dress/5(4). Gift of the Magi and the Purple Dress by Henry, O. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Editions for The Gift of the Magi: X (Hardcover published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Kin Author: O. Henry. "The Gift of the Magi" is a short story, 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 during the Christmas season/5(61). The Gift of the Magi by and a great selection of related books, Gift Gift of the Magi/The Purple Dress book the Magi/The Purple Dress (Wonderfully Illustrated Short Pieces) O.

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One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one's cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied.

In the short story, The Purple Dress, by O. Henry, there are two young ladies who quarrel against the color of their dresses whom they will be trying to catch the eye of their new boss, Mr. Ramsay. "The Gift of the Magi" is a short story by O. Henry first published in The story tells of a young husband and wife and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little : O.

Henry. The Gift Of The Magi The Gift of the Magi is a short story written in by a man named William Sydney Porter under the pen-name of O Henry. The story has been popular over the years because of its moral about gift-giving and the well-known twist at the end.

The Gift of the Magi Book Review "The Gift of the Magi" by the great American author, O. Henry, is a treasured Christmas short story that is timeless and beloved all over the world.

Written inthis bittersweet story is about a poor young married couple sacrificing the only valuable things they own in order to buy each other a perfect.

Vintage Children's Book The GIFT Of The MAGI Book Collector's EditionSauber O'Henry, Fabric Cover Box, Three Wise Men, Biblical Story TurnThePageBookShop 5 out of 5 stars (15) $ $ $ (20% off).

Few stories, especially ones barely over 2, words, are as poignant as O. Henry’s “Gift of The Magi.” The story, largely a meditation on the significance of gift giving, chronicles a young couple as they make preparations for Christmas.

The Gift of the Magi Summary. The story opens with $ That's all Della Dillingham Young has to buy a present for her beloved husband, Jim. And the next day is Christmas. Faced with such a situation, Della promptly bursts into tears on the couch, which gives the narrator the opportunity to tell us a bit more about the situation of Jim and Della.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Target Audience: RL 5.; Description: 89 pages ; 18 cm. Contents: The gift of the Magi --The last leaf --Springtime à la carte --The purple dress --One thousand dollars --Transients in Arcadia --A chaparral prince --The clarion call --The hiding of Black Bill --A retrieved Title.

Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Magi are the the wise men from the East who in the traditional story of Jesus birth came bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

The use of the word magi is a biblical allusion to. Henry's work is wide-ranging, and his characters can be found roaming the cattle-lands of Texas, exploring the art of the con-man, or investigating the tensions of class and wealth in turn-of-the-century New York.

Henry had an inimitable hand for isolating some element of society and describing it with an incredible economy and grace of Genre: Short story.

Gift of the Magi/The Purple Dress (Wonderfully Illustrated Short Pieces) 36 copies, 2 reviews Best stories of O. Henry 33 copies The Last Leaf (Jamestown Classics) 30 copies, 1 review.Gift of the Magi/The Purple Dress (Wonderfully Illustrated Short Pieces) by Hen.

$ Free shipping. Gift of the Magi/The Purple Dress (Wonderfully Illustrated Short Pieces) - GOOD. Very Good: A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition.

No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket (if applicable Seller Rating: % positive.The Gift of the Magi is an O. Henry short story in which a young couple are very much in love with each other but can barely afford their one-room apartment.

For Christmas, they each make a sacrifice to purchase a gift for the other, with ironic results.