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The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry How is this book unique? Illustrations Included Free Audiobook "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 The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry How is this book unique? Illustrations Included Free Audiobook "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 comic irony. It was allegedly written at Pete's Tavernon Irving Place in New York City.


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The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry How is this book unique? Illustrations Included Free Audiobook "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 The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry How is this book unique? Illustrations Included Free Audiobook "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 comic irony. It was allegedly written at Pete's Tavernon Irving Place in New York City.

30 review for The Gift of the Magi: By O. Henry : Illustrated & Unabridged (Free Bonus Audiobook)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽

    2018 update: I read it again. And got misty-eyed again. Go read it. Here's a handy link: https://www.auburn.edu/~vestmon/Gift_... In this classic 1905 Christmas story, one of O. Henry's best and most famous (free online at Amazon and many other websites), we meet Della and Jim, a young married couple who are as poor as church mice. All Della wants is to buy her beloved Jim a wonderful Christmas present ... but even after saving every penny for months, all she has is $1.87. A way to get enough mon 2018 update: I read it again. And got misty-eyed again. Go read it. Here's a handy link: https://www.auburn.edu/~vestmon/Gift_... In this classic 1905 Christmas story, one of O. Henry's best and most famous (free online at Amazon and many other websites), we meet Della and Jim, a young married couple who are as poor as church mice. All Della wants is to buy her beloved Jim a wonderful Christmas present ... but even after saving every penny for months, all she has is $1.87. A way to get enough money to buy him a present suddenly occurs to her. It will be a sacrifice, but she doesn't waver. I don't know how many times I've read or heard this story. But I still found myself sniffing and wiping my eyes as I read the classic words:But in a last word to the wise of these days let it be said that of all who give gifts these two were the wisest... Everywhere they are the wisest. They are the magi.May we all have more love in our hearts, and wisdom in the ways that matter most. Merry Christmas!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lawyer

    O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi," illustrated by Lizabeth Zwerger was among my gifts to my wife our first Christmas together. It is one of our annual traditions that I read it to her each Christmas. Yes, I'm hopelessly romantic. I imagine we'll finally hit a year when I hear a gentle snore when she nods off as I'm reading. "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 O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi," illustrated by Lizabeth Zwerger was among my gifts to my wife our first Christmas together. It is one of our annual traditions that I read it to her each Christmas. Yes, I'm hopelessly romantic. I imagine we'll finally hit a year when I hear a gentle snore when she nods off as I'm reading. "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. Three times Della counted it. One dollar and eighty-seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas. There was clearly nothing to do but flop down on the shabby little couch and howl. So Della did it. Which instigates the moral reflection that life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating." I doubt anyone will howl about spoilers, because I can't imagine anyone who doesn't know this story. "Now, there were two possessions of the James Dillingham Youngs in which they both took a mighty pride. One was Jim’s gold watch that had been his father’s and his grandfather’s. The other was Della’s hair. Had the queen of Sheba lived in the flat across the airshaft, Della would have let her hair hang out the window some day to dry just to depreciate Her Majesty’s jewels and gifts. Had King Solomon been the janitor, with all his treasures piled up in the basement, Jim would have pulled out his watch every time he passed, just to see him pluck at his beard from envy. So now Della’s beautiful hair fell about her rippling and shining like a cascade of brown waters. It reached below her knee and made itself almost a garment for her. And then she did it up again nervously and quickly. Once she faltered for a minute and stood still while a tear or two splashed on the worn red carpet." Of course, Della sells her hair to buy a watch fob chain for Jim's watch. And Jim sold his watch to buy a set of hair combs Della had long admired in a shop window. O.Henry concludes it this way: "The magi, as you know, were wise men—wonderfully wise men—who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents. Being wise, their gifts were no doubt wise ones, possibly bearing the privilege of exchange in case of duplication. And here I have lamely related to you the uneventful chronicle of two foolish children in a flat who most unwisely sacrificed for each other the greatest treasures of their house. But in a last word to the wise of these days let it be said that of all who give gifts these two were the wisest. Of all who give and receive gifts, such as they are wisest. Everywhere they are wisest. They are the magi." At times in our Christmas rush we tend to turn our thoughts to the material. Don't get me wrong, I love opening a present as much as the next man. But the greatest gift is love. It's true. Hair grows fast enough. A watch can always be replaced. I'll pass on things in pretty paper. I'll take love any day. Thanks for a timeless classic, Mr. Porter, errr...Mr. Henry. And of all the editions of this tale I've seen, the beautiful illustrations of Ms. Zwerger make this book a treasure to share with someone for whom you care very, very much. Now...where's that wine bottle opener? Candles...uhm,hmm. Book. Wife. All's right with the world.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Angela M

    A beautiful reminder of loving and giving. Merry Christmas!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Calista

    I recently read this for the first time as a short story in a collection of O. Henry’s works. This is done up as a children’s picture book. I don’t think it works all that well as a children’s book. It is too wordy and there are a lot of words needing to be explained to them (not that that’s bad and I rather like introducing new words, but there are a lot at once). The artwork was lovely, very sparse with a feeling of poverty, desperation, and some warmth. You can see that Jim and Della love eac I recently read this for the first time as a short story in a collection of O. Henry’s works. This is done up as a children’s picture book. I don’t think it works all that well as a children’s book. It is too wordy and there are a lot of words needing to be explained to them (not that that’s bad and I rather like introducing new words, but there are a lot at once). The artwork was lovely, very sparse with a feeling of poverty, desperation, and some warmth. You can see that Jim and Della love each other and it’s amazing to see Della’s hair. I still don’t know what to think about this story. I have to admit I think it’s such a waste to sell their possessions for something and then the other person did the same and your gift is worthless, but it’s the thought that counts. The story just never lands for me as something wise. I guess it shows the growth I still need to do. The kids weren’t crazy about this story. They both gave this 1 star. They were bored and it took 2 nights to read this as the first night they gave up through it.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Brian Yahn

    The Gift of the Magi gives you an interesting question to think about: is it worth it to sacrifice one thing you love for another? Sort of like a bird in the hand is worth more than two in the bush. While the twist ending cleverly ties the story into a nice Christmas bow, and the prose is enjoyable the whole way through, the the moral doesn't really resonate for me. It's like an analogy that doesn't work. Regardless, it's probably one of the best things to read on Christmas.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Gift of the Magi, O. Henry "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 consid The Gift of the Magi, O. Henry "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 comic irony. It was allegedly written at Pete's Tavern on Irving Place in New York City. تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و یکم ماه فوریه سال 1876 میلادی عنوان: هدیه سال نو؛ نویسنده: او. هنری (ویلیام سیدنی پورتر)؛ مترجم: زهرا حاج سیدتقی؛ تهران، کتابهای طلایی، امیرکبیر، 1355؛ در 22 ص؛ کتاب هدیه سال نو مشهورترین اثر ویلیام سیدنی پورتر معروف به او هنری میباشد. ویلیام سیدنی پورتر متولد سال 1862 میلادی در نیواورلئان امریکا هستند. ایشان در سال 1910 میلادی در شهر نیویورک از این سرای درگذشتند. نامداری ایشان بیشتر مرهون داستانهای کوتاه و احساساتی و نیمه واقع گرایانه ی ایشان ست که در آنها اغلب به زندگی مردم فرودست و طبقات پایین جامعه میپردازند. آثار ایشان به پایانهای عجیب و غیرمنتظره شهرت دارند، به گونه ای که پایانهای پورتر به سبکی در ادبیات تبدیل شده است. بیشتر داستانهایش در زمان معاصر خود ایشان میگذرند و از نظر مکانی نیز اغلب در نیویورک روی میدهند. داستانهای پورتر بیشتر با مردم عادی مثل: کشیش، پلیس و خدمتکار سر و کار دارند. مشهورترین داستانش: هدیه ی سال نو، ماجرای زوج جوانی ست که از نظر مالی با مشکل مواجه هستند و با این حال میخواهند برای یکدیگر هدیه ی کریسمس با ارزشی بخرند. از متن بخشی از کتاب هدیه سال نو: یک بار دیگر به دقت پول‌ها را شمرد؛ اشتباه نکرده بود؛ همان یک دلار و هشتاد و هفت سنت بود؛ پول ناچیزی بود با آن ممکن نیست چیز قشنگی خرید، چیزی که ارزش یک هدیه را داشته باشد ـ و فردا هم روز عید کریسمس بود. «دلا» زن جوانی پریده رنگ، افسرده و دلشکسته، سر بلند کرد. چه کند؟ چاره‌ای جز این نداشت که خود را بر روی نیمکت رنگ و رو رفته بیندازد و گریه کند… پایان نقل؛ ا. شربیانی

  7. 4 out of 5

    PattyMacDotComma

    5★ I love this old O Henry story, first published in 1905, and I like to re-read it every now and then. Seemed like a good finish for 2016. “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. three times Della counted it. One dollar and eighty-seven cents. And the n 5★ I love this old O Henry story, first published in 1905, and I like to re-read it every now and then. Seemed like a good finish for 2016. “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. three times Della counted it. One dollar and eighty-seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas. There was clearly nothing to do but flop down on the shabby little couch and howl. So Della did it.” So opens the famous Christmas story about a young couple with no money and no prospects but a lot of love. He has a handsome watch in need of a chain. She is a beautiful girl with long, glorious tresses. O Henry tells the funny, heartfelt story of how they sacrificed for each other. “Of all who give gifts these two were the wisest. Of all who give and receive gifts, such as they are wisest. Everywhere they are wisest. They are the magi.” Worth reminding ourselves every year. This is available free at Project Gutenberg. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7256

  8. 5 out of 5

    Rebbie

    This is a timeless classic, and should be read by everyone at least once. In just a few short pages, O. Henry manages to convey one of life's heaviest lessons: love is the greatest gift of all; it is truly invaluable, unlike any material item one can buy.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    Heartwarming Christmas story 😍

  10. 4 out of 5

    Ahmed Ejaz

    Hahaha.... Sorry! I shouldn't have laughed but I couldn't control. Well ending was kind of funny but also kind of emotional for me. This story is a part of my English Textbook in College. So definitely had to read it. My English Professor gave the intro. of this story today and I read it while coming to home from college. OVERVIEW This story is about love. Della and Jim (husband and wife) have great love for each other. Both want to give each other a gift on Christmas. But they can't afford. S Hahaha.... Sorry! I shouldn't have laughed but I couldn't control. Well ending was kind of funny but also kind of emotional for me. This story is a part of my English Textbook in College. So definitely had to read it. My English Professor gave the intro. of this story today and I read it while coming to home from college. OVERVIEW This story is about love. Della and Jim (husband and wife) have great love for each other. Both want to give each other a gift on Christmas. But they can't afford. So they sell their precious things to buy a gift for each other. Della has beautiful hair and Jim has the Gold watch which was once his father's. In the end, I was laughing and feeling sad both at the same time. Overall it was a good read for me. I had read few stories from O. Henry before. I think this is his best so far. January 13, 2o17

  11. 4 out of 5

    Dem

    What a wonderful little book for the Christmas season. I really enjoyed this little story set on Christmas Eve which tells the story of the true meaning of gift giving. I listened to this version and what a treat it was and I loved the little twist. Thank you to my Good Read Friends Diane and Carol for bringing this little book to my attention as I had never heard of it before. I hope to source a couple of copies of this for Christmas gifts as I think this little book would make a perfect present f What a wonderful little book for the Christmas season. I really enjoyed this little story set on Christmas Eve which tells the story of the true meaning of gift giving. I listened to this version and what a treat it was and I loved the little twist. Thank you to my Good Read Friends Diane and Carol for bringing this little book to my attention as I had never heard of it before. I hope to source a couple of copies of this for Christmas gifts as I think this little book would make a perfect present for couples.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Carol

    First published in 1905, this delightful little story (with a twist) depicts the true meaning of love and giving during the Christmas season.A first time read for me.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Duane

    Known as a Christmas story but it plays well at any time. O'Henry uses irony to tell a classic story of selfless love, sacrifice, and the power of giving. I can't imagine anyone not liking this story.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Diane S ☔

    What a wonderful little heartwarming story. One that represents what I think is the true spirit of Christmas. Sacrifice, giving and love.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sanjay Gautam

    A story that has made a lot of girls cry! :p A very nice story with an emotional twist.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Anish Kohli

    I remember this story being part of my college curriculum. An engineering college, no less. So they did teach us literature, I guess. This was also the story that sparked a difference of opinion with my English teacher, the details of which I will skip, and as a result, I wasn’t allowed to sit in my English classes for the entire semester! Cool, eh? Yep, I was that kinda kid! Still am! Kraken doesn’t lash out at books alone! ;) Anyway, I picked it up as a Christmassy sort of a read, having compl I remember this story being part of my college curriculum. An engineering college, no less. So they did teach us literature, I guess. This was also the story that sparked a difference of opinion with my English teacher, the details of which I will skip, and as a result, I wasn’t allowed to sit in my English classes for the entire semester! Cool, eh? Yep, I was that kinda kid! Still am! Kraken doesn’t lash out at books alone! ;) Anyway, I picked it up as a Christmassy sort of a read, having completed my GR challenge, which I need to update and I am waiting on a LAZY ASS of a person! You know who you are! Classic or no, I will say what I felt. Try not to hate me guys! I’ll keep it real short too, considering the size of the book. This is the story of Della and Jim and their Christmas spirit. Della and Jim both want to buy each other presents and neither of them has the funds to do so. How they go about the act of giving in a selfless manner is what makes this story a classic, I guess. From the 30 odd pages of what I read from O. Henry, the writing sucks pretty bad! It reads like the author is talking to you and telling you the story. Like he is literally talking to the reader in places and it makes it damn weird. It’s the kind of writing that would make me DNF a book and that’s saying something bcz I don’t DNF. But that’s a statement on the writing, not the book itself. The story is a small and cute one and what it tries to convey is very pure. I probably won’t recommend it to anyone but considering the size of the story, I’d say, what the hell, try it out. I guess I am not one for classics? Oh well, off to read another classic then! :D

  17. 5 out of 5

    Cheri

    ”Of all who give and receive gifts, such as they are wisest. They are the magi." A short story by O. Henry about sacrifice, the true meaning of Christmas not being found in a toy store, or a department store, or a jewelry store, but in the love we share by giving of ourselves.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Candi

    4 stars "Of all who give and receive gifts, such as they are wisest. They are the magi." A lovely short story about the true meaning of Christmas. While caught up in the rush and chaos of the holiday season, I am thankful to be reminded of what is truly important - love, sacrifice and the giving of one's own self to another. Do yourself a favor and take a moment to read this timeless classic!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Pooja

    I read The Gift of the Magi in my high school. Many short stories will come but this story won't leave my mind. This couple's gift receiving and giving ideas are so different and fantastic, it can't be put into words.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Veronique

    “Many a happy hour she had spent planning for something nice for him. Something fine and rare and sterling—something.” I hadn’t heard of this classic tale, but this Christmas, a friend of mine read it, plus it was mentioned in a Christmas film. That piqued my curiosity! Imagine my surprise when said friend send it to me!!! :O) Thanks Trish! Well, this was such a lovely story, very simple and yet so charged with meaning and feeling. The artwork in this illustrated edition works beautifully, showin “Many a happy hour she had spent planning for something nice for him. Something fine and rare and sterling—something.” I hadn’t heard of this classic tale, but this Christmas, a friend of mine read it, plus it was mentioned in a Christmas film. That piqued my curiosity! Imagine my surprise when said friend send it to me!!! :O) Thanks Trish! Well, this was such a lovely story, very simple and yet so charged with meaning and feeling. The artwork in this illustrated edition works beautifully, showing this turn-of-the century New York to the small setting of Della and Jim’s life. I can see myself re-reading this every Christmas :O)

  21. 5 out of 5

    Calista

    From a collection of stories “Stories by O. Henry This short story is short. It’s 7 pages. We meet Della, a wife longing to buy her beloved husband a lovely gift but she only has $1.87. What is she going to do? The couple has 2 treasures: the husbands gold watch and her beautiful long hair. I now know that this is what Emmett Otter is based off of, but that had a better ending on it than this little story. Needles to say, both of the couple sell their treasure to buy a gift for the other person. From a collection of stories “Stories by O. Henry This short story is short. It’s 7 pages. We meet Della, a wife longing to buy her beloved husband a lovely gift but she only has $1.87. What is she going to do? The couple has 2 treasures: the husbands gold watch and her beautiful long hair. I now know that this is what Emmett Otter is based off of, but that had a better ending on it than this little story. Needles to say, both of the couple sell their treasure to buy a gift for the other person. So the gift they receive, they no longer have use for the gift. The point is the gift is given from their heart and they both feel loved. I wish there was a little more to the story, but that is the original. I tell you what, O. Henry uses some big flashy words. People don’t write like that nowadays. I didn’t mind it, but it was unusual.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Laysee

    The Gift of the Magi is written by O. Henry (a pseudonym for William Sydney Porter). This Kindle version I have (with a cover different from the one posted) comprises two short but delightful stories: the titular title and ‘The Ransom of the Red Chief.’ The Gift of the Magi ‘What can I give Him, poor as I am? If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb; If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part; Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.’ - Christine Rossetti The Magi from days of yore came bearing gifts The Gift of the Magi is written by O. Henry (a pseudonym for William Sydney Porter). This Kindle version I have (with a cover different from the one posted) comprises two short but delightful stories: the titular title and ‘The Ransom of the Red Chief.’ The Gift of the Magi ‘What can I give Him, poor as I am? If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb; If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part; Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.’ - Christine Rossetti The Magi from days of yore came bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the baby Jesus. Since then, folks the world over have emulated this practice at Christmas. We make gifts to our loved ones and sometimes we wonder what would make an appropriate gift or a gift worthy of the object of our affection. It is Christmas Eve. Della and Jim are a loving couple who are trying to make ends meet. Della has only one dollar and eighty seven cents to buy Jim a gift. Jim, too, wants so much to offer his wife a gift he knows she would love. This is a wonderfully sweet story of how they each go out of their poverty to offer a gift that would bring delight. Their giving to each other embodied the spirit of Christine Rossetti’s poem quoted above. O. Henry had this to say by way of compliment: ‘…two children in a flat who most unwisely sacrificed for each other the greatest treasures of their house. But in a last word to the wise of these days let it be said that of all who give gifts these two were the wisest.’ The Ransom of the Red Chief Narrated in the first person, this is a hilarious story about Sam (narrator) and Bill who hitched on a plan to kidnap the ten-year-old son of a prominent citizen in a semi-rural community in Alabama. I could hear the narrator’s chuckle as he recalled this poor plan that was hatched ‘during a moment of temporary mental apparition.’ On hindsight, ‘It looked like a good thing: but wait till I tell you.’ Sam repeated, ‘But wait till I tell you.’ The victim turns out to be a little imp, a freckled wildcat. A boy who throws rocks at kittens and gives his captor a black eye is a monster to be reckoned with. As it turns out, he is only too happy to be taken to a cave. A camping trip! Oh, it is funny reading how he takes pleasure in playing the role of the Red Chief, ‘the terror of the plains.’ You have to read this for yourself to find out who paid the ransom.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Avinash

    I have read this story first when I was in 6th or 7th Standard. I was too young to comprehend the meaning of this story back then. But since then I have read it few times and somehow I made this perception that Della and Jim weren’t perfect for each other. I know it’s a very unpopular opinion but I had my logic. I think almost everybody know their story so you see, they loved and cared for each other so much that they ended up hurting each other. Extreme of anything is harmful, even if it’s love I have read this story first when I was in 6th or 7th Standard. I was too young to comprehend the meaning of this story back then. But since then I have read it few times and somehow I made this perception that Della and Jim weren’t perfect for each other. I know it’s a very unpopular opinion but I had my logic. I think almost everybody know their story so you see, they loved and cared for each other so much that they ended up hurting each other. Extreme of anything is harmful, even if it’s love and care. Those gifts were nothing but the reminder of what they have lost. I know! It’s stupid but I was back then; maybe I still am :P But then I had this debate with one of my friends. It seems like ages ago but I still remember the quote... “Love has no right amount! Love has no definition! Love can't be extreme! There is no yardstick to measure love! People who care sometimes tend to hurt each other unknowingly! It’s a part of every relationship.” and since then whenever I read this story I see what the quote meant :) because Della herself stated the fact, “My hair grows awfully fast”. Although the story doesn’t cover that part but yes! Eventually THEY DID :) Merry Christmas Everyone.. Choose your gifts wisely ;) P.S. I still disagree on one fact that they loved each other equally. I think that Della loved Jim more. You see it’s easier to let go of any physical treasure, no matter how much you love it. But sacrificing something which is a part of you and which defines you is not that easy.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    I find that I love this story just as much now as I ever did. It is about unconditional love that puts the beloved first. The world could use a little more of that...a willingness to part with what we most value in order to please another.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    Cute. I remember watching a film of this as a child.I only read this as it was free and to fulfill a bingo challenge. Little did I know it would come with a free gift: nostalgia!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ammara Abid

    One dollar and eighty-seven cents 💓

  27. 5 out of 5

    Trish

    This is by far my favourite Christmas story. It's also my favourite romantic story. It's the story of Della and Jim, a young couple living in New York City. It's about living with what you have, about true gift-giving, and about sacrifices made in the name of love. A short story, nothing fancy - but as is said within the story, true treasure doesn't need to sparkle. Nevertheless, I'm glad someone realized how special this story is and properly adorned it with gorgeous illustrations of which I'd li This is by far my favourite Christmas story. It's also my favourite romantic story. It's the story of Della and Jim, a young couple living in New York City. It's about living with what you have, about true gift-giving, and about sacrifices made in the name of love. A short story, nothing fancy - but as is said within the story, true treasure doesn't need to sparkle. Nevertheless, I'm glad someone realized how special this story is and properly adorned it with gorgeous illustrations of which I'd like to show you a few examples here: I think they capture the spirit of winter, of the town itself and of the living conditions of Della and Jim and therefore frame the story wonderfully. If you need a story that pulls on your heartstrings but in a good way, read this. If you want a story that properly portrays the true Christmas spirit, read this story. If you're looking for a story about true love that happens to take place on Christmas, read this story. If you simply like stories with beautiful illustrations, read this story. In short: no matter what, READ THIS STORY: :D

  28. 5 out of 5

    Shirley Revill

    I read this book some time ago and I must admit it's one of my favourite stories.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Connie G

    "The Gift of the Magi" is one of my favorite Christmas stories. It shows a poor young couple sacrificing to give each other something special for Christmas. Although they are materially poor, they are emotionally rich in their love and devotion to each other. The story has a beautiful message and a twist at the end.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Paula Kalin

    Wonderful holiday short-story classic. Makes you think about the insignificance of materials things and the happiness sacrificing for your loved ones brings. 4 out of 5 stars.

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