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The Gift of the Magi (Books of Wonder)

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Publisher Comments:

One dollar and eighty-seven cents.
That was all. And sixty cents of it was in
pennies.... Three times Della counted it.
One dollar and eighty-seven cents.
And the next day would be Christmas.
In the beloved title story of this handsome collection, a man and woman each long to bring home just the right gift for the other. But with so little money, how can there be hope? The poignant twists and heartwarming conclusion of this perfect plum of a story help explain the lasting appeal of this most American of authors.Writing under the famous pseudonym 0. Henry, William Sydney Porter breathed life into characters, creating moments that touch readers with their sensitivity and humanity. He portrayed lovelorn cowboys and headstrong urbanites with the same authentic touch, using sympathy, irony, and the wit for which he is justly famous.

Synopsis:

One dollar and eighty-seven cents.

That was all. And sixty cents of it was in

pennies.... Three times Della counted it.

One dollar and eighty-seven cents.

And the next day would be Christmas.

In the beloved title story of this handsome collection, a man and woman each long to bring home just the right gift for the other. But with so little money, how can there be hope? The poignant twists and heartwarming conclusion of this perfect plum of a story help explain the lasting appeal of this most American of authors.Writing under the famous pseudonym 0. Henry, William Sydney Porter breathed life into characters, creating moments that touch readers with their sensitivity and humanity. He portrayed lovelorn cowboys and headstrong urbanites with the same authentic touch, using sympathy, irony, and the wit for which he is justly famous.

Synopsis:

The poignant twists and heartwarming conclusion of this collection's beloved title story help to explain the lasting appeal of O. Henry, a master of the short story. He portrayed lovelorn cowboys and headstrong city folk with the same authentic touch, using sympathy, irony, and the wit for which he is justly famous. Full color.

About the Author

William Sydney Porter (1862-1910)—better known as O. Henry—is one of the world's most widely published writers. 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.The illustrated volume of The Gift of the Magi, contains 0. Henry's finest work, including the hilarious Ransom of Red Chief, in which a small boy tortures his kidnappers until the criminals are reduced to begging his parents to take him back. Michael Dooling's fifteen lush color plates capture the heart of each story with a blend of realism, sentiment, and humor. Longtime admirers of 0. Henry, as well as those who have yet to experience the pleasure of reading this master of the short story, will be enchanted by this wonderful collection.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688145811
Other:
Dooling, Michael
Author:
Dooling, Michael
Author:
Henry, O.
Author:
by O. Henry and Michael Dooling
Publisher:
HarperColl
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Christmas
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Children's stories
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Books of Wonder
Series Volume:
122
Publication Date:
19970926
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.42x6.96x.89 in. 1.37 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
One dollar and eighty-seven cents.

That was all. And sixty cents of it was in

pennies.... Three times Della counted it.

One dollar and eighty-seven cents.

And the next day would be Christmas.

In the beloved title story of this handsome collection, a man and woman each long to bring home just the right gift for the other. But with so little money, how can there be hope? The poignant twists and heartwarming conclusion of this perfect plum of a story help explain the lasting appeal of this most American of authors.Writing under the famous pseudonym 0. Henry, William Sydney Porter breathed life into characters, creating moments that touch readers with their sensitivity and humanity. He portrayed lovelorn cowboys and headstrong urbanites with the same authentic touch, using sympathy, irony, and the wit for which he is justly famous.

"Synopsis" by , The poignant twists and heartwarming conclusion of this collection's beloved title story help to explain the lasting appeal of O. Henry, a master of the short story. He portrayed lovelorn cowboys and headstrong city folk with the same authentic touch, using sympathy, irony, and the wit for which he is justly famous. Full color.
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