BOOK UNDER REVIEW: “O. Henry - The Gift of the Magi”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
O. Henry was an American writer whose short stories are known for wit, wordplay and clever twist endings. He wrote nearly 600 stories about life in America.
He was born William Sidney Porter on September 11, 1862, in Greensboro, North Carolina.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
"The Gift of the Magi" is a short story, written by O. Henry (a pen name for William Sydney Porter), about a young husband and wife 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 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. It was allegedly written at Pete's Tavern 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.
About The Curator: Christina Daniels
Christina Daniels is a writer, photographer and communications specialist. She writes fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Her books include "I'll Do It My Way: The Incredible Journey of Aamir Khan" and "Ginger Soda Lemon Pop". She has also co-authored "Mindblogs 1.0".
Q. Hi Team, Would I need to know the story to enjoy the event better? Is the event an open discussion about the story or a book review from the host. Regards Yogini
7:50 AM, 05 Dec, 2018
A. Thanks for writing to us. We have copied the organizer on this mail they shall be getting back to you shortly. Myurbansolace : Please look into this users query and do the needful. Regards, EH