Friday, 3 June 2011

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

The Gift of the Magi was originally published in 1906, in O. Henry's second collection of short stories, The Four Million. O. Henry was just a pen name for the man whose real name was William Sydney Porter. He's considered one of the great American short story authors. The story is about a young married couple and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money. Della with her hair and Jim with his watch, their most precious belongings sold to make money enough for buying a present for each other. This story brings tears in my eyes every time I read it. It is one of the most memorable stories I have read.  A must read for all those who believe that love gives us a fairy tale.



  1. Hi Zoe! I liked your suggestion about reading "The Gift of the Magi",love stories are always a good choice of reading from time to time to forget our everyday routine.

  2. Wow, the story is one that I would read. It seems sweet and cute. To give up something, anything, for a present for someone you love is amazing. Oh! and by the way I do believe that love gives us a fairy tale...always!Bloo Star