The gift of the Magi
(2021)

Fiction

eAudiobook

Provider: hoopla

Details

PUBLISHED
[United States] : Falcon Press LLC, 2021
Made available through hoopla
EDITION
Unabridged
DESCRIPTION

1 online resource (1 audio file (13 min.)) : digital

ISBN/ISSN
9781955263979 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book) MWT14103905, 1955263973 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book) 14103905
LANGUAGE
English
NOTES

Read by Maxine Mitchell

"The Gift of the Magi is an O. Henry short story in which a young couple are very much in love with each other but can barely afford their one-room apartment. For Christmas, they each make a sacrifice to purchase a gift for the other, with ironic results. The moral of the story is that physical possessions, however valuable they may be, are of little value in the grand scheme of things. The true unselfish love that the characters, Jim and Della, share is greater than their possessions. O. Henry ends the story by clarifying the metaphor between the characters in the story, Della and James (or Jim), and the Biblical Magi. The Gift of the Magi features O. Henry's characteristic twist ending and use of flowery diction."

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