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eBook The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories (Graphic Novel) ePub

by Gary Gianni,O. Henry

  • ISBN: 0425123332
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Gary Gianni,O. Henry
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Berkley Pub Group; New edition edition (October 1, 1990)
  • Pages: 48
  • ePub book: 1625 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1808 kb
  • Other: lrf docx lit rtf
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 519


I picked this version of the book as my front because this was the version of the book that the Pantsless Group was reading, but this isn't the TRUE book I read

Start by marking The Gift of the Magi & Other Stories as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. I picked this version of the book as my front because this was the version of the book that the Pantsless Group was reading, but this isn't the TRUE book I read. The true book is the 1962 copy of O. Henry that my mother owned. It contains 35 O. Henry stories and is an excellent book. O. Henry wrote funny, sad, and sweet stories. Almost all his stories have a twist ending. He died in 1910 - to give you some idea of what time period you are dealing with here, I think he did most of his writing between 1902 and 1910.

The classic short story The Gift of the Magi is the most famous of O. Henry's stories . GPS Invoice No: G0167-E Format(s): Book. Henry's stories, but the stories that follow in this collection give the reader a deeper and richer sample of O. Henry's storytelling.

William Sydney Porter (1862–1910)-better known as O. Henry-is one of the world's most widely published . He is best known for his stories about New York City, which include The Gift of the Magi and The Purple Dress. Henry-is one of the world's most widely published writers. Bibliographic Details Publisher: Berkley Pub Group Publication Date: 1990 Binding: Paperback Book Condition: Good . .

Other stories take us to Texas and Oklahoma, away from the towns They don't usually have difficult problems, but they have interesting stories. Henry writes about love problems, too.

Other stories take us to Texas and Oklahoma, away from the towns. Money is a big problem for many people in the stories. They work long days, and they live in cold apartments with only a little food. The people in Texas and Oklahoma have problems with money, too. But in those stories we see people in the fields and on ranches. In some stories, people have money. They don't usually have difficult problems, but they have interesting stories

Comic Books & Graphic Novels. Computer & Technology Books. His stories are part of a rich tradition of American short story writing.

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Comics & Graphic Novels. Browse all categories. But in the treasury of stories he left behind are such classics of the genre as "The Gift of the Magi," "The Last Leaf," "The Ransom of Red Chief," "The Voice of the City" and "The Cop and the Anthem" - all included in this choice selection. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

This creative and innovative Story Book Set (The Nutcracker, The Story of Christmas, A Christmas Carol, The Gift of the Magi) and Advent Calendar format will keep your kids looking forward to each day beginning December 1st until Christmas eve. The Muppets The Gift of the Magi Story. The Muppets The Gift of the Magi Story Book Set & Advent Calendar (Story Book Set & Advent Calendar Series). Just like a traditional Advent calendar, the miniature colorful board books are numbered 1 through 24 and are meant to be opened and read, one per day, from December 1st through Christmas eve. What a fascinating way to entertain the kids.

While the mistress of the home is gradually subsiding from the first stage to the second, take a look at the home. It did not exactly beggar description, but it certainly had that word on the look-out for the mendicancy squad. In the vestibule below was a letter-box into which no letter would go, and an electric button from which no mortal finger could coax a ring. Also appertaining thereunto was a card bearing the name "Mr. James Dillingham Young.

The Gift of the Magi" is a short story by O. Henry first published in 1905. As a sentimental story with a moral lesson about gift-giving, it has been popular 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.

A husband and wife sell their most prized possessions in order to purchase the perfect gift for each other, in the first of six classic short stories


Kizshura Kizshura
This is a beautiful book. I read the reviews for all of the "Gift of the Magi" offered on Amazon and had hesitations about buying this because someone said it was poorly illustrated. I disagree, I think the illustrations are beautiful and appropriate for the story. (I actually think the reviews for all the different offers got mixed in together because each different book I looked at had some of the same reviews as the others) Anyway, I bought two copies as gifts and I'm very pleased, it is "gift quality". I remember this story from high school a looong time ago and it still touches my heart like it did back then.
Negal Negal
It is that time of year again to do mellow. Traditionally at Christmas I have posted a review of one of the children’s books in French that I once read to my kids in the days of yore. But I have run out of those books, and am not purchasing any more until the grandkids arrive… So, I recalled one from my own youth. Admittedly, I had never read this before, and only saw the movie, faithfully shown on TV at Christmas, but thanks to Kindle I was able to read it in much less time than watching the movie.

O. Henry was an American short story writer who lived from 1862 to 1910, and alas drank himself to death. This is his most popular story, and it has endlessly been produced, modified and even parodied. Mrs. James Dillingham Young, more commonly called Della, has scrimped and saved, and bargained hard with merchants, but only has a $1.87 to show for it, and she needs $21 to buy the watch chain for her husband’s most prized position: an inherited gold watch.. She decides to sell her most prized position, her luxuriant long hair, and secures 20 bucks. Meanwhile, her husband is on the same wavelength… and it does not require much imagination to guess the actions he undertakes to obtain a valued gift for his wife. Each sacrifices what is most precious to them for the other, negating the utility, but not the meaning of their sacrifice.

In the written version of the story, O. Henry provided the following anti-brand statement, long before brands became a dominant consideration: “properly proclaiming its value by substance alone and not by meretricious ornamentation – as all good things should do.” A straightforward Christmas tale on that ever so elusive true meaning thereof: 4-stars.
Marr Marr
I honestly believe this to be one of the most perfect Christmas stories, as it encapsulates what Christmas should represent in terms of love, devotion, and sacrifice. This story, eloquently presented to us by O.Henry, is a simple parable about the meaning of looking inward and sacrificing for the sake of others. As such as it is about sacrifice, it is about devotion and putting another person before ourselves. In short, this is a story that we can all learn and take a lesson from, as it reminds us that sometimes happiness is found not in what we have in physical terms or form, but what we have in another person.

There is a little ironic moment that teaches us this point in the story. Yes, I think we can learn quite a bit about life from Della and Jim.
watchman watchman
I read The Gift of the Magi as a child, then adolescent, and adult. During three years while I lived in NYC, I went into Pete's Tavern and sat in the booth where O. Henry (William S Porter) wrote the short story, and just relaxed while my imagination ran wild.

One of the greatest short story writers ever, O. Henry knew how to write about ordinary people to make them seem extraordinary. In GIFT, we are not told this young, happy couple lives in a tenement building, we are shown it in details. I loved how Della has to hang out her long hair to get it dry.
A lesson about what true gift giving is all about. I've read this to my daughter and granddaughters, and we all believe this is one of the greatest tales ever written. Many struggle to exist in today's iffy economy, yet you can only hope a sense of humor remains and love deepens due to not spending a fortune on gifts, yet giving from the heart and being able to laugh no matter the outcome.

Although I believe everyone knows the end of this story, I won't insert a spoiler, but I will ask that you re-read this short, especially the ending line. A tragic mix up, so filled with beautiful sentiment, it will bring a tear to the eye while bringing a smile to your heart. Be as wise as a Magi
Roram Roram
Everyone should have a copy of this story. The great O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) had a soft spot for down-and-out folks, New Yorkers and ordinary folks. James Dillingham Young and his wife Della live in a tenement (we know this, because she talks of hanging her hair down to dry in the airshaft, a feature of tightly-packed tenements) and they are a young couple, struggling to survive in the city on small wages and thin prospects. The story is humorous, yet kind of tragic and there is the "O.Henry" surprise ending, of course. But I love the last sentence: "Of all who give and receive gifts, such as they are wisest. Everywhere they are wisest. They are the Magi." Somehow, it lifts the story past the anecdotal and makes it very meaningful. The story is frequently told or referred to, and it's good to have a copy. If you have kids around, you can read it to them--which is what my Dad did. He loved these stories, especially being from New York, and had a copy of "The Four Million" in our home library.
Blackbrand Blackbrand
NOT the O. Henry story; Della and Jim are siblings instead of a married couple. Why do people change wonderful stories? All they do is mess them up. If they want to tell a different story, maybe they should write their own. Not worth returning; it was only $1.60, but a HUGE disappointment.