Originally published in a 1905 edition of The New York Sunday World, The Gift of the Magi tells the story of a young couple at Christmas when money is tight, offering important insight into the nature of gift-giving. A well-known example of comic irony, it has been widely adapted as everything from an Off-Broadway show to television episodes. This recording of The Gift of the Magi was recorded as part of Dreamscape's Classic Christmas Stories: A Collection of Timeless Holiday Tales.
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O. Henry (Author)
O. Henry (1862-1910) was born under the name William Sydney Porter in Greensboro, North Carolina. His well-known short stories are noted for their witticism, clever wordplay, and unexpected twist endings.