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 atPete's Tavern[2][3] on Irving Place in New York City.The story was initially published in The New York Sunday World under the title "Gifts of the Magi" on December 10, 1905. It was first published in book form in the O. Henry Anthology The Four Million in April 1906.
In the short story 'The Gift of the Magi' O. Henry.....Della nd jim sacrificed their most prized possessions for one another.....They did this in order to buy each other nice Christmas presents. Della's most prized possession was her beautiful hair that she cut off and sold for the money. Jim's was his gold watch which he also sold so that he could buy Della a gift. This was a short story which reveals the magical power of true love
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